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Third COVID-19 Case Appears In Roosevelt County

A third case of COVID-19 has been reported in Roosevelt County.

On the morning of April 10, the Roosevelt County Health Department was notified by the Montana Department of Health & Human Services of a third positive case of 2019 novel coronavirus in an individual residing in Roosevelt County.The case is a female in her 20s and is not hospitalized.  The case investigation is ongoing.

In accordance with Federal law, the department will not release any other identifying information about the case to protect the individual’s personal privacy.

The Roosevelt County Health Department will be working with these individuals to identify close contacts.  Anyone who is a direct contact will receive a phone call from the Roosevelt County Health Department with instructions on how to proceed.  Only those people who meet the definition of a close contact will receive calls.  It is important that people who are not named as close contacts and are not sick do not go to the clinic or hospital seeking coronavirus testing.

All of the preventative measures put in place over the past weeks take on new importance now that we know COVID019 is in our community.  It is extremely important for all Roosevelt County residents to follow recommendations from the Health Department and the Governor to stay home as much as possible and avoid contact with others outside of the home, especially if you are not feeling well.  This includes non-essential travel outside of Roosevelt County.

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