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Bayfield Co. student tests positive for COVID-19

KBJR 6 wants to clarify that only Bayfield School District families who have had close contact with the ill student are asked to isolate for 14 days.

School officials originally said all Bayfield School District families with a high school should isolate.

BAYFIELD, WI -- A high school student in Bayfield County has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Bayfield County Health Department.

Officials say the student recently traveled where community spread of COVID-19 is occurring and developed symptoms shortly afterwards.

The student has been given information on self-quarantine procedures, and the health department will keep in daily contact to monitor symptoms.

The Bayfield County Health Department is reminding people to simple steps to avoid getting sick, including:

-Frequent and thorough hand-washing with soap and water.
-Cover coughs and sneezes
-Avoid touching your face
-Stay home when sick
-Practice social distancing
-Avoid large public gatherings and crowds

Kevin Jacobsen

News Director

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