VANCOUVER, Wash. – Clark County announced Monday its 4th positive case of COVID-19.
The case is a woman in her 40’s.
She’s a close contact of a confirmed case in Oregon.
She’s quarantined at home for the next two weeks.
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Public Health recommendations
Public Health is recommending that people at higher risk stay home and away from large groups of people as much as possible.
People at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19 include people:
older than 60.
who have serious chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease and lung disease.
who have weakened immune systems.
Anyone who has questions about whether their condition puts them at risk for COVID-19 should consult their health care provider.
Everyday practices to prevent colds, influenza and other respiratory illnesses can also protect people against COVID-19. Public Health recommends people take the following actions to keep themselves healthy:
Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. When soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
Cover coughs and sneezes. Use a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
Stay home and away from others when sick.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.