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The Washington County Health Department reports this morning that a positive case of Covid-19 in the county attended the West Washington High School Future Farmers of America breakfast and auction held at West Washington School on March 14th.

According to Health Nurse Alicia Thompson, RN, “The patient was not exhibiting symptoms at this point and was most likely not a carrier at that time.”

There have been three confirmed Covid-19 cases in Washington County. It is not known if this is Patient 1, who is being treated at Schneck Memorial Hospital; or Patient 2, who is being treated at Baptist Floyd or Patient 3, who is in home isolation. 

“As a precaution, if you attended this event, please monitor yourself for signs of a high fever, coughing, and shortness of breath,” said Thompson. “If you have any of these symptoms – STAY HOME. If your symptoms become uncontrolled with over the counter remedies, please call (317) 338-2273 or (877) 826-0011 option #1.”

Anyone exhibiting symptoms must self-quarantine for 14 days.

“Because of the time frame of this event, if you do not have symptoms by March 28th, you are cleared from contact with this patient,” said Thompson. 

“If you attended the FFA Community Breakfast please monitor yourself for symptoms. This Saturday will be 14 days removed from the event,” said West Washington Superintendent Keith Nance on the school’s Facebook page. “Also, please be aware that since closing the school our building has been thoroughly sanitized utilizing commercial-grade sanitizers, hand cleaning and commercial disinfecting misters.”

The Indiana Department of Health has since asked local health departments not to release epidemiology reports on Covid-19 so there will be no HIPAA violations.