COVID-19 is a virus that spreads when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or contaminates a surface which then infects another individual upon contact. This is how many respiratory illnesses like Influenza spread. The best protection from respiratory illnesses like these include: wearing a mask, covering your cough, washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, staying home when you are sick, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and finally clean surfaces at home and work often with a disinfectant.
The Manitowoc County Health Department is working with Federal, State, and Local partners to identify and test who may be infected and identify any contacts with possible exposure.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or were in close contact with someone sick with COVID-19, you should get tested.
If you have questions or concerns please contact the Manitowoc County Health Department during business hours at 920-683-4155.