Mason County Public Health was notified of Three (3) additional Mason County resident that tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to Four Hundred and Seven (407) positive cases in Mason County. Mason County staff are performing case investigations and tracing close contacts to reduce spread of COVID-19 in our community. It is with great sadness we announce One (1) additional COVID-19 related death of a Mason County resident.

How does COVID-19 Spread? According to CDC the virus is thought to spread mainly from people to people.

• Between people who are in close contact with one another (within 6 feet)

• Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks

• Droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby

• Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms

Was I Exposed to COVID-19? According to CDC an exposure means:

• Closer than 6 feet without a mask for 15 minutes or more to a confirmed positive

• Exposed to body fluids of a confirmed positive without gloves or protective equipment

To reduce the spread of COVID-19 everyone should:

• Wash your hands often and avoid close contact with others (within 6 feet w/out mask for 15 min.)

• Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others and always cover your coughs and sneezes

• Monitor your health daily and stay home if you are sick or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms

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