Two San Juan County residents have no risk of infection from the coronavirus, according to public health officials
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Two San Juan County residents who recently returned from China were identified as potentially having been exposed to the coronavirus. In both cases, public health investigations reveal that they are now safely past the infectious window. Neither is infected, and they do not pose a risk to the community. They currently have no travel restrictions and can freely take part in their normal activities.

Two local entities, San Juan Public Health and Utah Navajo Health System, were in contact with the residents on a daily basis. They are under the guidance of both the Utah Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

Public health monitoring of potential at-risk residents is designed to help ensure that if they develop symptoms of coronavirus, they will be isolated and referred for medical care.

The residents were identified through ongoing public health efforts to identify those who may have been exposed to the virus.

Someone who is being monitored records their temperature twice a day, are on the lookout for symptoms, and are instructed to distance themselves, to the extent possible, from social gathering places in the community.

If they develop symptoms, they are instructed how to safely seek out appropriate medical care.

Officials thank the two individuals for their willingness to cooperate with the investigation.

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