Grant County Board Chairman Robert Keeney is asking residents of Grant County to immediately limit their travel and as much in-person contact as possible to help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Keeney said, “Even though, as of now, we still have only one confirmed case of COVID-19 here in Grant County, it is safe to assume that there are more cases in our communities that have not been tested or confirmed. I ask that residents stay at home, only leaving for essentials such as groceries, medications or for medical appointments. We cannot let our guard down and must continue to follow the Safer At Home order issued by Governor Evers. Protecting our residents is our number one priority and we need you to help us by staying at home.”
“This disease is being spread effectively by people with mild illness and even by those without any symptoms,” said Jeff Kindrai, Grant County Health Department Director/Health Officer. “Therefore, you should assume that you may be exposed if around others and you may be spreading it yourself without knowing,” Kindrai continued.
“Unfortunately we have not seen the worst of this yet. Based on the increase in confirmed cases in other counties across the state of Wisconsin, and the deaths thus far, it will get worse before it gets better. I’m asking that every one of you take this seriously, and consider our vulnerable populations and our limited number of emergency responders and medical personnel before you leave your home. We are all in this together, and together we will be stronger,” Keeney said.
For more information about the Grant County response to COVID-19, visit www.co.grant.wi.gov and click on the COVID-19 link.