SPOONER, WI -- (Press Release) -- The Washburn County Health Department is alerting the public of COVID-19 exposure that occurred on Saturday November 13, 2021 at a privately sponsored homecoming dance held at the Spooner Civic Center.

The Washburn County Health Department is releasing this notification to ensure that any individuals who were at the event can take steps to protect their health.

If you were at event AND are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 stay home, do not go to school or work, and contact a healthcare provider to be tested. Symptoms may develop 2-14 days after exposure, so please continue to monitor yourself. Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • Fever or chills Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing  Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or Runny nose
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

For more information on COVID-19 Symptoms please visit here.

Fully vaccinated individuals do not need to quarantine but should mask and monitor for symptoms for 14 days after exposure. If fully vaccinated individuals develop symptoms, they should seek testing and stay home until a test result is returned.

If you are in a public place, you should expect to come into contact with COVID-19. It remains important to protect yourself and others with frequent hand washing, physical distancing, wearing masks, staying home when you have any symptoms, and seeking testing.

More COVID-19 information for Washburn County can be found here. Questions can be emailed to health@co.washburn.wi.us.


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