Green County Public Health Announces the First Death Due to COVID-19 in Green County
June 18, 2020
Green County Public Health has confirmed the first death of a Green County resident due to COVID-19. The individual was female, over 65 years old, and had co-morbidities.
“It is with profound sadness that we announce that one of Green County’s citizens has passed away from COVID-19. We extend our deepest sympathies to the family and loved ones said,” RoAnn Warden, Green County Public Health Director. “We are facing extraordinary circumstances and continue to urge everyone to maintain physical distancing and practice several key health behaviors. COVID 19 is in our communities and being spread by individuals who don’t even know they have it. This virus is real, it is deadly, and we will need to continue physical distancing until there is a cure or vaccine.”
Green County community members can help keep our community safe and healthy by practicing these key behaviors: Physically distancing from others, staying 6-feet away; Wearing a face covering when out in public if you are able; Avoid touching your face, eyes, mouth, and nose; Cough and sneeze into your elbow; Wash your hands with soap and water; Use hand sanitizer with 60% alcohol; Stay home often, especially when you are sick; and Clean frequently touched surfaces.