An additional case of COVID-19 was identified in a Custer County resident. This is an additional case of community spread identified within Custer County. Community spread means that the individual was not in contact with someone known to have COVID-19.
Patient information is considered protected health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and will not be provided to protect the patient’s privacy.
As a reminder, when community spread is identified there is a risk for exposure with every interaction in the public. Steps the general public can take to protect themselves include wearing a cloth mask, frequently washing hands or using hand sanitizer, limiting outings to essential medical visits and once a week grocery shopping and shopping alone.