Grays Harbor COVID-19 Update: New Case Identified

Submitted by Grays Harbor County Public Health and Grays Harbor County Emergency Operations Center

Grays Harbor County Public Health and Grays Harbor County Emergency Management have been notified of one additional case of COVID-19. Public Health staff have completed a case investigation and have notified all close contacts. Grays Harbor Public Health COVID-19 Task Force is prepared to respond if any additional cases are identified.

Public Health is required to safeguard people’s protected health information by law. Information collected during a disease investigation is Protected Health Information (PHI) and is legally protected by The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996. This act applies even during a pandemic such as COVID-19. Please show compassion and support for individuals who are sick and respect their right to privacy.

Grays Harbor Public Health is still waiting to hear from the Washington Department of Health on phase 3 variance. The additional case should not affect the county’s ability to move to phase 3.

Case counts

Grays Harbor County has 21 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

  • March 2020: 2 cases

  • April 2020: 10 cases

  • May 2020: 5 cases

  • June 2020: 4 cases

Grays Harbor County Public Health will continue to operate a COVID-19 call center that will assist people with testing referrals. Assistance is available in both English and Spanish. Call 360-964-1850. The call center is available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Grays Harbor County is in phase 2 of Governor Inslee’s Safe Start plan to re-open Washington. Remember, staying home is still safest, but if you do go out: stay six feet from others, wear a face covering, wash your hands, and stay local.

Grays Harbor Public Health and Grays Harbor Emergency Operations Center provide the most accurate, timely information possible. For information about COVID-19 and our response, visit our website at http://www.healthyGH.org.  Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/healthyghc.

 

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