Bayfield County Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19

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BAYFIELD, Wis. – A Bayfield County resident has tested positive for COVID-19. 

The Bayfield County School District has confirmed the resident is a high school student in the district and that the building has been thoroughly cleaned during the past week.

As a precaution, the school building will be closed today and Friday, March 20.

Families with high school students in the district are being asked to self-isolate for 14 days starting today, March 19 through April 2.

According to a press release from the Bayfield County Health Department, the student recently traveled to an area where community spread COVID-19 is occurring and developed symptoms shortly afterward. 

Health Department officials say the student is under self-quarantine and they are in daily contact with them to monitor symptoms. 

The health department wants to remind the public to follow these steps to avoid getting sick: 

  • Frequent and thorough hand-washing with soap and water
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay home when sick 
  • Practice social distancing 
  • Avoid large public gatherings and crowds
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