Northeast Tri County Health District (NETCHD) was notified today, April 2, 2020, of the first positive COVID- 19 test for a person residing in Pend Oreille County.
The individual who tested positive for COVID-19 is in isolation at home. NETCHD is in the process of notifying potential close contacts and these individuals will be given additional guidance and advised of precautions they should take.
News of this first case in Pend Oreille County may cause fear and uncertainty. However, the medical facilities, providers, and business owners in Pend Oreille County took precautions early on that have allowed them to prepare for this first case. The early efforts, coupled with help from the public, could make the difference in reducing the spread of the virus and protecting local residents.