Hancock County Health Department has received confirmation of a positive COVID-19 case in Hancock County.

The department did not release demographic information relating to the to protect the privacy of the individual.

The health department and local health care staff are working to identify any potential persons who may have had close contact with the individual, including family members, friends and health care professionals. The contacts will be notified of the actions to take including the need for isolation or quarantine.

The department urges others to follow the strategies given by the CDC

These strategies include: Stay at Home! Wash hands often and for 20 seconds. Clean surfaces frequently with disinfectant. Social distancing when needed to be out