COVID-19 Reaches Stevens County


Stevens County has its first confirmed case of COVID-19.

The Northeast Tri County Health District said it was notified Friday of the positive test result on a resident in the county closest to the Kootenay side of the Canada-U-S border.

Health officials said the person is in isolation and receiving medical care.

Health Unit staff were getting in touch with those who could have been in close contact and advised of the precautions they should undertake.  

Northeast Tri County Health authorities said they have been working with their medical providers, emergency management teams and community partners to protect the public and urged residents to do their part to prevent the virus from spreading.

Health officials have urged people to stay around six feet away from others, wash their hands constantly and stay home if they are feeling ill.

Self-isolation is recommended for anyone exhibiting symptoms such as a dry cough or fever.

The Health District is expecting more cases to be confirmed in Stevens, Pend Oreille and Ferry Counties in the future.