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Lincoln County enters 'crisis mode' for COVID-19 follow-up

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Due to a significant surge in COVID cases, the Lincoln County Health Department says it can no longer follow-up with everyone who tests positive for COVID-19.

Lincoln County has entered COVID-19 crisis mode. The health department says it can no longer follow up with everyone who tests positive for the virus or their close contacts.

That’s because so many people in the county are getting COVID.

The Lincoln County Health Department says it will try to follow up with people who have a positive lab test to go over isolation recommendations.

But that phone call could come more than a day late.

The LCHD doesn’t look into people who test positive using a rapid, at-home test.

If you do test positive for COVID, the LCHD recommends staying home for at least 24 hours after your fever breaks and five days since you first began experiencing symptoms.

If you’re exposed to someone with COVID-19, the health department says wear a mask around others and test on the fifth day.

If you develop symptoms, it says get tested and stay home.

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