First Confirmed Positive case of COVID-19 Reported in Clinton County

On March 22, 2020, the Clinton County Health Department was notified by a Healthcare Provider of a presumptive positive for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). The affected party is a Male between 40 and 50 years of age, and a resident of Clinton County. The party is experiencing mild illness, and is recovering at home, under voluntary self-isolation.

As of March 23, 2020, this case has been confirmed as being positive by a CDC certified laboratory.

The Clinton County Health Department is working with Regional, State, and Federal partners in response to this positive case, and will continue to work to reduce the risk posed by this illness to the residents of Clinton County.

This positive case reinforces the message that local, State, and Federal Health Authorities have been stressing over the past several weeks: This illness is within our communities, and members of our communities must take protective actions as advised by Health Authorities to slow and prevent it’s spread within our communities.

Residents should know and must abide by the mandatory social distancing order in which begin Monday morning, and is in effect until April 6, 2020 unless further extended. The full text of this order can be found at this link

Blair Shock, Administrator, Clinton County Health Department

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