COVID-19 outbreak reported at River Falls apartment complex

Pierce County Public Health identified an outbreak of COVID-19 in an apartment complex located in River Falls, Wisconsin, over the weekend.

According to a release from Pierce County, three households have members who have tested positive this past week and 11 other people are currently displaying symptoms. Everyone who is ill, along with their household members, have been isolated or quarantined until they are no longer infectious.

"Public Health worked with management of the apartment complex to notify all residents of the outbreak. Management is also going to do extra cleaning of common spaces," a spokesperson for Pierce County Public Health said. "Each household is cooperating with Public Health and has agreed to stay home until we can determine they are no longer infectious."

Residents of the complex have been advised to closely monitor themselves for symptoms and call their health care provider to request a test if they become ill. Public Health has also requested that residents avoid close physical contact with each other, including not allowing children to play together.

All impacted residents have been, or are being, notified and public health officials have contacted people who were known to have prolonged close contact with the ill individuals.

The apartment complex is not being identified at this time.

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