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Dunn County Enters Crisis Standards – Highest COVID-19 Case Rate of 2021

DUNN COUNTY – As of November 24th, 2021, Dunn County has 508 active cases of COVID-19 and a 7-day average of over 48 new cases per day.

The Dunn County Health Department (DCHD) is no longer able to follow-up with everyone who is positive with COVID-19 and their close contacts. DCHD must move to a crisis model for notifying positive cases and contact tracing efforts starting today.  If you have tested positive for COVID-19 please stay home and isolate (separate from others) immediately for a minimum of 10 days from the start of your symptoms or the date you were tested if you have no symptoms.

What to do if you’re exposed: If you or a loved one are exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should quarantine (separate from others). Exposure includes being within 6 feet of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 for at least a total of 15 minutes total within a 24-hour period or have had physical touch with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Per Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), 14 days is safest (and may be required in some situations) for unvaccinated individuals. This time may be lessened to 10 days (with no test if you have not developed any symptoms) or a minimum of 7 days (if a negative test is done on day 5 or later) for those who remain without symptoms. People who are released early from quarantine must be able to maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others and must wear a mask for the full 14-day quarantine period.

Fully vaccinated people do not need to quarantine unless they develop symptoms. Continue to monitor for symptoms for 14 days after last contact, wear a mask indoors, and get tested 5-7 days after exposure. Local Data and Information: Please check the Dunn County Health Department website to keep up to date with the changes within our community.

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