Apr. 04, 2020 – Seven Lab Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 / Help Protect Workers Providing Basic Needs
Seven Lab Confirmed Cases in Union County: Seven lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 are now being reported in Union County. As of 10 a.m. on April 04, Union County reports four adult females and three adult males have tested positive for COVID-19. The age-range of cases is 31-83 years old with a median age of 45 and an average age of 51.9 years old.
A contact investigation is underway to identify and notify close contacts of the individual. Close contacts will be notified by public health. Close contacts will be assessed for symptoms and instructed to self- quarantine (separate themselves from others and not go to any public places) for 14 days while monitoring for symptoms. If you are not notified by public health, you are not considered a close contact with increased risk.
Close contacts of an ill person are typically:
- individuals living in the same home,
- intimate partners,
- individuals providing home care for the ill person without using recommended infection control
- individuals who have had close contact (within 6 feet of the ill person) for a prolonged period of
time (definitions for prolonged time vary from 10 minutes or more to 30 minutes when speaking in terms outside of providing medical care)
The Union County Health Department will not release additional personal information regarding the ill individual in compliance with HIPAA and Protected Health Information laws. Public health will not release a listing of locations visited by the individual unless the contact investigation warrants such an announcement in order to protect the health of the public.