Wausau Pilot & Review
NEWS RELEASE – The Marathon County Health Department has received notification of an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 who was working at Bella Nails and Spa, 2801 Rib Mountain Drive, during time of being infectious.
The days when potential exposure to others may have occurred are:
- Tuesday, January 19 between 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 pm
- Wednesday, January 20 between 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Marathon County Health Department is releasing this statement because there were patrons who may have had close contact to the individual and are unable to be identified through another means.
The Marathon County Health Department is encouraging everyone who was present on these dates to monitor for symptoms for 14 days from January 19 or Jan 20 –whichever was their last visit to Bella Nails and Spa.
Common COVID-19 symptoms include: fever or chills, cough, and shortness of breath.
In the event that symptoms do develop, please contact your health care provider for testing.
“The community’s health and safety is our number one priority and we are working closely with Bella Nails and Spa,” said Joan Theurer, Marathon County Health Officer. “We recognize that individuals voluntary engage in activities that expose themselves and others to the COVID virus despite the prevention efforts of business owners. This is why it is so important people take the necessary actions to protect themselves. This notification should not be construed to mean that the Marathon County Health Department has determined that the owner/proprietor has done anything wrong.”
To ensure the privacy of the individual, the Marathon County Health Department will not provide further information regarding the identity of the individual who tested positive for COVID-19. The Marathon County Health Department is encouraging everyone to watch your distance, wear a face covering, wash your hands, avoid large gatherings, and stay home if you are sick.
For the latest information, visit the CDC’s coronavirus website,the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website,or the Marathon County Health Department webpage or follow the department on Facebook.