Two more cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Barron County, bringing the total to three as of Friday morning, April 3, according to Barron County Public Health.

All three of the individuals are isolating at home, said BCPH, meaning the illness is not severe for these individuals. The two new cases had been in contact with the first confirmed case.

“We closely monitor all potential cases of COVID-19 in the county. Anyone waiting for test results is ordered to stay at home. When a lab confirms a positive case, public health is immediately notified. It is then public health’s job to work with the person and identify any close contacts they have had. Our staff will be in touch with anyone who has been in close contact with a person who tests positive,” said Laura Sauve, Barron County public health officer.

The number of people getting sick with COVID-19 continues to grow across the state and country, BCPH said. Social distancing is the only way to slow the spread. This means staying home as much as possible. If you must go out keep at least 6 feet apart from others and wash your hands often.  

Barron County Public Health continues to work with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, local healthcare providers and Barron County Emergency Management to limit the spread of COVID-19 in area communities.

For more information on COVID-19 call 211 or visit:

You can also follow Barron County Public Health or Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Facebook.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.