Grupo de casos de COVID-19 confirmados en el condado de Washington

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Grupo de casos de COVID-19 confirmados en el condado de Washington.

CONDADO DE WASHINGTON, IDAHO – Southwest District Health (SWDH)
ha confirmado un grupo de casos de COVID-19 en el condado de Washington. Varios de estos individuos con COVID-19 confirmado trabajan en Fry Foods, Inc. y también son contactos cercanos fuera del lugar de trabajo.

El personal de Southwest District Health está trabajando estrechamente con Fry Foods, Inc. La compañía ha sido y sigue siendo muy receptiva y está tomando las precauciones adecuadas para garantizar la salud y la seguridad del personal. “Fry Foods ha cerrado su planta de Weiser voluntariamente. La planta permanecerá cerrada hasta que los propietarios, el director y Southwest District Health sientan que es lo mejor para los empleados de la planta y la comunidad “, dijo Douglas Arnold Wold, Gerente de Recursos Humanos de Fry Foods, Inc.

Los epidemiólogos han iniciado investigaciones de contacto para identificar los contactos cercanos de las personas con COVID-19 confirmado y notificarles sobre su posible exposición. Las personas que no reciban una llamada del distrito de salud no han sido nombradas como un contacto cercano y no tienen motivo de preocupación. Al igual que con cualquier grupo de enfermedades en la comunidad, SWDH continuará trabajando estrechamente para monitorear y responder a cualquier cambio.

“Todavía es muy importante seguir tomando precauciones para protegerse a sí mismos y a quienes lo rodean. Evite las reuniones sociales con las personas que no están en su hogar inmediato, continúe practicando el distanciamiento físico, quédese en casa cuando esté enfermo, lávese las manos o use desinfectante de manos con frecuencia, y use mascara de tela para la cara cuando salga de su hogar “, dijo Nikole Zogg, Directora de Southwest District Health.

Los miembros de la comunidad que presenten síntomas de enfermedad respiratoria leve a severa con fiebre, tos y dificultad para respirar deben llamar primero antes de ir al consultorio de su proveedor médico.

Los residentes que tengan preguntas pueden llamar al centro de llamadas COVID-19 de Southwest District Health al (208) 455-5411 de 8 a.m. a 5 p.m. De Lunes a Viernes.

El número de casos de COVID-19 para la región de Southwest District Health que cubre seis condados, está disponible en https://phd3.idaho.gov/coronavirus y se actualizarán a las 7 p.m. entre semana a menos que se indique lo contrario. Para obtener información y orientación sobre Idaho, visite https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/

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Contacto para medios de comunicación:
Katrina Williams
Southwest District Health
Katrina.Williams@phd3.idaho.gov
(208) 455-5317 or (208) 899-1268

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Cluster of COVID-19 cases confirmed in Washington County

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Cluster of COVID-19 cases confirmed in Washington County

WASHINGTON COUNTY, IDAHO – Southwest District Health (SWDH) has confirmed a cluster of COVID-19 cases in Washington County. Several of these individuals with confirmed COVID-19 are employed at Fry Foods, Inc. and are also close contacts outside of the workplace.

Southwest District Health staff is working closely with Fry Foods, Inc. The company has been and continues to be very responsive and is taking appropriate precautions to ensure the health and safety of the staff. “Fry Foods has closed their Weiser plant voluntarily. The plant will remain closed until the owners, director and Southwest District Health feel it is in the best interests of the plant’s employees and the community,” said Douglas Arnold Wold, Fry Foods, Inc. Human Resources Manager.

Epidemiologists have initiated contact investigations to identify the close contacts of the individuals with confirmed COVID-19 and notify them of their potential exposure. Individuals who do not receive a call from the health district have not been named as a close contact and do not have cause for elevated concern. As with any cluster of illness in the community, SWDH will continue to work closely to monitor and respond to any changes.

“It is still so important to keep taking precautions to protect yourselves and those around you. Please avoid social gatherings with those not in your immediate household, continue to practice physical distancing, stay home when you are sick, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer often, and wear cloth face coverings when leaving your home,” said Nikole Zogg, Southwest District Health District Director.

Community members showing symptoms of mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough, and difficulty breathing should call first before going to their medical provider’s office.

Residents who have questions may call the Southwest District Health COVID-19 call center at (208) 455-5411 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

COVID-19 case counts for the six-county region SWDH serves are available at https://phd3.idaho.gov/coronavirus  and will be updated by 7 p.m. on weekdays unless otherwise noted. For Idaho information and guidance, please visit https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/

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Media Contact:
Katrina Williams
Southwest District Health
Katrina.Williams@phd3.idaho.gov
(208) 455-5317 or (208) 899-1268

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