COVID-19 UPDATE

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Big Timber, MT- Sweet Grass County Health Department has confirmed the second case of COVID-19 in a
Sweet Grass county resident. The 2 year old child was symptomaZc and has been isolaZng since
symptoms began. The health department will release no other idenZfying informaZon about the paZent
to protect their privacy in keeping with federal law.
Contact tracing invesZgaZon has shown that Case #1 and Case #2 are unrelated. All direct contacts have
been noZfied by the Sweet Grass County Health Dpt. If you are a direct contact of someone who tests
posiZve for Covid-19, you will be asked to get tested for Covid and also quaranZne for 14 days from last
exposure of that direct contact.
The incubaZon period for the virus that causes COVID-19 is 14 days. That means someone exposed to
the virus is likely to get sick within two weeks, if at all. We hope residents will conZnue to pracZce good
personal hygiene and distance themselves socially to prevent the spread of the disease now that it is
officially in the county.
More informaZon about COVID-19 can be found at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website at
haps://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

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