Tuesday afternoon, Campbell County Public Health was notified of a third COVID-19 case that had been confirmed in Campbell County, according to a March 31 email from CCPH Information Officer Ivy Castleberry. The patient, a teenage male, is being quarantined at home.
The follow-up and contact tracing for cases such as these are ongoing, Castleberry said. As a part of the process, people who may have had close contact with a person who tests positive for COVID-19 are identified and contacted by The Wyoming Department of Health’s Infectious Disease Epidemiology Division.
Contact tracing is an essential tool used by local and state health officials because it helps stop the transmission of the virus in the community through early identification and prompt quarantine or isolation of potentially exposed individuals, according to the email.
Community members will be notified if it is determined that they were in close contact with a diagnosed COVID-19 positive person.
CCPH, Castleberry assured, will continue to keep the community apprised of new positive cases as they are notified.