WAMPSVILLE — The first confirmed case of coronavirus was announced Saturday in Madison County, followed by two more cases Sunday, according to a news release from the county health department.
The department was in touch with the first person who tested positive and that person was placed into isolation, the county reported. The department is interview the individual and contacting those who may have come into close contact with the person.
The additional two people had already been in quarantine. Madison County will continue to work with these people to maintain their isolation, officials said.
“This is what we here at Madison County for the past few weeks have been preparing for,” Madison County Board of Supervisors Chairman John M. Becker said in the release. “The county staff has been working very hard on spreading the message of social distancing and good hygiene. We are practicing that here at the county, we closed the county campus and have the majority of our employees working from home. I implore the public to do the same.”
“We understand that this will heighten the concern of many of our residents,” said county Public Health Director Eric Faisst. “Please stay vigilant about social distancing and personal hygiene, please do not go out to public places unless you have to and contact your doctor if you are not feeling well.”