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Scott Co. Health Department Advises On Positive Cases, Contact Tracing

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 2:23pm

By Scott County Health Department, news release

As soon as you receive your positive result you should remain in self-isolation from everyone, including household members.

(Scott County, Ind.) - The Scott County Health Department is notifying the public of the very high increase in COVID-19 cases in our community. This is comparable to a very large increase in the entire state.

Due to this increase, the contact tracers hired by the Indiana State Department of Health are having difficulty keeping up with contact tracing. If you test positive, please answer the call from the State Department of Health. They will try to contact you within 48 hours of your positive test being reported to the state.

As soon as you receive your positive result you should remain in self-isolation from everyone, including household members. You must remain isolated for 10 days from your first day of signs and symptoms OR if asymptomatic then 10 days from your test date. Advise everyone who is a close contact with you that they must remain in quarantine for 14 days from the last day they had contact with you. Close contacts are those who have been within 6 feet of you for 15 minutes or longer (cumulative) in the days you were infectious (48 hours before signs and symptoms started).

“We know this is a very difficult time for everyone in our county right now. But this virus is spreading very quickly. The only way to slow it down is for everyone to follow self-isolation and quarantine guidelines” states Brittany Combs, Public Health Nurse.

The health department knows that these guidelines are confusing so if you have any questions, please call the Scott County Health Department of 812-752-8455.

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