Crow Wing County’s first official case of COVID-19 is no longer in Crow Wing County.
According to county officials, the patient – a client at the Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge – was isolated in his home county following confirmation of the case Tuesday.
As a result, that case becomes counted as in the person’s home county, which was not identified in the Crow Wing County Press release.
“People that travel to different places could be tested and confirmed in one location, but the actual COVID-19 confirmed case will count in the individual’s county of permanent residence,” said Crow Wing County Public Health Supervisor Michelle Moritz.
Both Crow Wing County and Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge staff are working with health officials from the Minnesota Department of Health to evaluate where this individual has traveled and with whom they might have come in contact in recent days. People identified will be asked to quarantine themselves for 14 days from their exposure date and will be monitored for fever and respiratory symptoms.