Burnett County has a second confirmed case of COVID-19, according to public health officials.
In a press release the Burnett County Public Health stated they have been notified of a second confirmed case of the coronavirus. The individual is currently hospitalized with contact tracing and an investigation underway.
Burnett County Department of Health & Human Services stressed that although the Safer-at-Home order is no longer in affect the virus is still a threat.
“Burnett County Public Health and the Burnett County COVID-19 Response Team have been preparing for a positive case of COVID-19 and are taking the necessary steps to limit further spread,” a press release stated. “The order is gone, the virus in not.”
Everyone can do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19. Please remember:
• Stay home. Avoid social gatherings with anyone other than people who live in your home.
• People should not be traveling except to go to the grocery store, the doctor, to pick up necessary items or go to and from work. If you go out, practice physical distancing from others, staying 6 feet apart.
• Wash your hands with warm soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
• Cover your mouth when you cough/sneeze.
• Avoid touching your face.
• If you get sick, call your hospital/doctor before going in.