A person affiliated with the Kenosha Nationals Baseball Club has tested positive for COVID-19, the club and the Kenosha County Division of Health announced jointly today.
This individual participated in team events while infectious between Sept. 25 and Oct. 3.
The Kenosha County Division of Health is working with the Kenosha Nationals to notify those who may have come in contact with the infected individual. Close contacts will be required to quarantine for 14 days from the last date of exposure.
The Kenosha Nationals have notified all people that were in contact and have alerted them to the measures recommended by the County Health Department and the CDC.
Anyone who is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or is awaiting the results of a test is asked to isolate. Symptoms include, but are not limited to: Fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, fatigue and headache.
Those who are close contacts to a COVID-19-positive individual must quarantine for 14 days from the date of last exposure. Both isolated and quarantined individuals must remain away from the public even if no symptoms are present. People can still spread the virus when they are feeling well and are asymptomatic.
“This unfortunate series of events with the baseball club underscores the importance of isolation for those who have reason to believe they might have COVID-19,” said Kenosha County Health Officer Dr. Jen Freiheit. “Following public health guidelines can prevent the exposure of people to the virus and prevent the spread of COVID-19.”
A free, drive-thru testing opportunity in Kenosha continues Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 5 and 6, at the Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road. The Wisconsin National Guard will be providing testing on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointment is needed, although advance registration is suggested at http://register.covidconnect.wi.gov.
A frequently updated list of other testing sites in the area — most of which do require an appointment — is available at https://www.kenoshacounty.org/2058/COVID-19-Testing- Locations.
Information about COVID-19 cases in Kenosha County and measures people can take to protect themselves from the virus is available on the Kenosha County COVID-19 Information Hub website at www.kenoshacounty.org/covid-19.