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Chippewa County reports second case of COVID-19

Health department says the individual has not resided within the county for several weeks and therefore the risk is low

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, MICHIGAN - The Chippewa County Health Department (CCHD) was notified that a resident of Chippewa County had a confirmed positive test for COVID-19. Although a resident of the county, this individual has not resided within the county for several weeks.

Therefore, the risk to the general community is considered to be very low. No further information regarding the individual will be released.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, people should:

  • Wash their hands.
  • Stay home when sick.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Avoid touching their face.
  • Disinfect commonly touched surfaces.
  • Avoid shaking hands.
  • Follow suggested guidelines for social distancing.

People who are concerned that they may have COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider and call ahead before visiting any healthcare facility. Mildly ill people are encouraged to stay home and contact their healthcare provider by phone for guidance. If you feel well, you do not need to be tested. Testing is determined based on risk assessment.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Chippewa County Health Department has sent a clarification indicating the person identified in this release is not in Chippewa County at this time.