Second person tests negative for COVID-19 in Kittitas Co., two more possible cases being investigated

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KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. – Test results for a second suspected case of COVID-19 in Kittitas County have come back negative, according to Kittitas County Public Health.

The first suspected case, in a CWU student, also came back negative last month.

The county is still investigating two other possible cases.

Those results are expected within the coming days.

“KCPHD will continue to work with partners and the community to monitor COVID-19,” the department said in a statement.
The department recommends that the public continue to take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 with the following:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water.  If that is not available, use hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home while you are sick.
  • Cover your cough.

“We want our residents to be as healthy as possible and use the tools that are available, which means we are encouraging everyone who has not received a flu vaccine to go and get vaccinated, immediately,” states Health Officer Dr. Mark Larson.  “This time of year, we see lots of influenza-like illness and part of keeping everyone healthy and fighting an outbreak includes vaccinations.”

For more information about COVID-19 visit DOH at www.doh.wa.gov or KCPHD at www.kittitas.wa.us

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