Rock County has two positive COVID-19 cases
ROCK COUNTY — The Minnesota Department of Health and Southwest Health and Human Services on Sunday reported the first two positive cases of COVID-19 in Rock County.
In a press release issued by SWHHS, it was stated that both people are following all recommendations set by MDH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“While these are the first confirmed positive cases in Rock County, it is likely that this virus is circulating in all of our communities and we need to act accordingly,” the release stated.
Minnesota residents are still under executive orders issued by Gov. Tim Walz to stay home through May 3 as the global pandemic continues to spread.
In addition to stay-at-home orders, people are being asked to cover their coughs and sneezes, wash their hands often and thoroughly, avoid touching their face and call the hospital or clinic before going in.
“We understand that this is a time of stress in our communities. While we physically cannot always be together, we can still support each other through phone calls, texts, FaceTime and cards,” the release stated. “Consider the neighbor who may need help with supplies. We are in this for the long haul and can make a difference if we follow these guidelines.”