Grays Harbor COVID-19 Update: New Cases 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 two additional cases of COVID-19. Public Health staff have completed case investigations and close contacts are being notified. Grays Harbor Public Health COVID-19 Task Force is prepared to respond if any additional cases are identified.

As the County continues to progress in reopening phases, citizens in the community need to be mindful that COVID-19 is still present and that exposure may still occur.  Grays Harbor County has experienced a low rate of cases within our community.  In order to remain a safe and healthy community, Grays Harbor Public Health and Grays Harbor County Emergency Management want to remind citizens that it is still important to maintain social distancing, wash your hands and wear face coverings whenever possible in public.  Staying home as much as possible and limiting the number of people you come in contact with will help keep everyone healthy.

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.

Case counts

Grays Harbor County has 23 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

  • March 2020: 2 cases

  • April 2020: 10 cases

  • May 2020: 5 cases

  • June 2020: 6 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 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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