Ravalli County Public Health
July 6, 2020
Since the last press release, Ravalli County has received notification of four new cases. Two of these cases are contacts of other cases and the other two are community acquired.
Some of the previous cases we have reported on are recovered and out of isolation. At this time, Ravalli County has 19 active cases we have done investigation and contact tracing on. The cases we currently have are in Darby, Corvallis, Hamilton and Stevensville. Two cases are hospitalized.
All of these cases are in isolation and their contacts are in quarantine.
Through contact tracing, we have over 150 people in quarantine as they have been determined to be close contacts. We have also determined Ravalli County has community spread, since several cases cannot be traced back to another positive case.
What happens during contact tracing?
If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, a case investigator from the health department may call you to check-in on your health, discuss who you’ve been in contact with, and ask where you spent time while you may have been infectious and able to spread COVID-19 to others. You will also be asked to stay at home and self-isolate, if you are not doing so already.
- Your name will not be revealed to those you may have exposed, even if they ask.
- Self-isolation means staying at home in a specific room away from other people and pets and using a separate bathroom, if possible.
- Self-isolation helps slow the spread of COVID-19 and can help keep your family, friends, neighbors, and others you may come in contact with healthy.
If you have any questions regarding COVID-19, please call: 375-6672.