COVID-19: Second positive case in Ottawa County for Coronavirus Disease 2019

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March 20, 2020  |  Second positive case in Ottawa County


Additional positive COVID-19 case 

The Ottawa County Department of Public Health (OCDPH) was notified later today of another resident who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The case is an adult female with no other information, at this time. OCDPH officials are working on the investigation and identifying contacts.   
"Based upon the increase in COVID-19 cases statewide, people should act as though the virus may be present when they are in public places and should, therefore, be taking all recommended prevention measures," said Dr. Heidel, OCDPH medical director. "If you feel well, you do not need to be tested. Mildly ill people are encouraged to stay home and contact their healthcare provider by phone for guidance. This will help prevent the additional spread and save critical healthcare resources for those at high risk and who may need supportive care."

Follow basic personal-hygiene measures to prevent the spread of the virus:

  • wash your hands often with soap and water or use hand sanitizer;
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands;
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing;
  • avoid handshakes;
  • keep at least six feet apart from one another;
  • avoid contact with sick people who are sick; and
  • stay home when you are sick.
Concerned about testing?
  • Call Holland Hospital: (616) 394-2080
  • Call North Ottawa Community Hospital: (616) 935-7810
  • Call Spectrum Health: (616) 391-2380
  • Call your doctor
Visit, if you are in need of assistance during the COVID-19 response restrictions. There are community organizations and local partners actively working to assist those impacted. This website will be updated regularly to provide resources, volunteer opportunities and ways to engage as a donor. 
If you have questions about COVID-19, please call the COVID-19 Michigan Department of Health and Human Services' Hotline at 1-888-535-6136 between 8AM - 5PM daily.


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