Contact Tracing Burdened by Increase in COVID-19 Cases

covid-19

Official Statement from the Johnson County Emergency Operations Center

10/12/2020

Slowed Process

As the number of positive cases for COVID-19 in Johnson County continues to rise, this has burdened the contact tracing process.  Therefore, the contact tracing system has slowed due to limited tracing capacity causing delays in notifying those who have been in close contact with a positive case.

Public Health, Dept. of Health or National Guard may call to do your contact tracing

Johnson County Public Health, the Wyoming Department of Health, and the Wyoming Army National Guard are all contact tracing for Johnson County. If you receive a call from any of these agencies, it is highly important to return the call as soon as possible. This will help improve the time it takes to contact trace each case and limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

What to do if you were exposed

If you feel you may have been a close contact (within 6 feet for longer than 15 minutes) to a positive COVID-19 case, please self-quarantine by staying home. It may be a few (1-4) days before you are called by a contact tracer. If you do start to develop symptoms, please self-isolate and contact your healthcare provider.

We are all in this together and we know it has been fatiguing. If we continue to do our part as a community to protect others, we can continue to live our lives as close to normal as we can.

Please be vigilant

Johnson County Public Health is asking residents and businesses to please continue to be vigilant by practicing all appropriate hygiene, distancing recommendations and utilizing face coverings when you are unable to distance.

For the most up to date numbers of COVID-19 cases, please visit health.wyo.gov and click on COVID-19.

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For the most current information, please visit www.johnsoncountywyoming.org/covid-19.
There has been a COVID-19 response email set up for Johnson County: jcwycovid19eoc@gmail.com.
For further questions, contact the Johnson County Emergency Operations Center:  307-425-6560.