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OCPH Confirms First COVID-19 Case in Okanogan County


Mar 25, 2020

Okanogan County Public Health (OCPH) and Family Health Centers are reporting the first positive case of COVID-19 in Okanogan County. The individual is self-isolated and poses no threat to the community.

OCPH urges the public to take all the recent social distancing orders by Governor Inslee very seriously. It is everyone’s responsibility to protect each other during this pandemic.

STAY HOME, STAY HEALTHY

Yesterday, Governor Jay Inslee signed a “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order.  You can view the complete order at: https://www.governor.wa.gov/office-governor/official- actions/proclamations. We’ve summarized the key points below:

STAY HOME- except for essential activities such as buying groceries and going to the doctor or pharmacy

NO GATHERINGS– public and private gatherings of any size are banned

CLOSE BUSINESSES– all businesses (except essential business) must close.

It is still safe to go outside for activities like bike rides, gardening, and dog walking as long as you remain at least six feet from each other.

For a list of essential businesses visit:  https://bit.ly/39n2ssg


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