More than 1100 new cases of COVID-19 have been added across Delta and Menominee Counties in the last three weeks and Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties is notifying residents that, even with assistance from partner organizations, the capacity of their resources has been stretched thin. It’s because of this strain that PHDM says individuals who have tested positive for the coronavirus and their close contacts may not receive a call from the agency. Instead, PHDM will begin prioritizing case investigations to first notify those who are under the age of 18 especially if they’re attending school in-person and individuals in congregate living environments. PHDM will then contact other positive cases as capacity allows. Residents are urged not to wait for the Health Department to call, but to take personal responsibility and action if test results come back positive or they’re exposed to COVID-19. This includes isolation for at least 10 days, notifying employers or schools, and directing their own close contacts to quarantine for 14 days. PHDM will continue to conduct case investigation and contact tracing in nursing homes, schools, high-risk congregate settings and assist businesses with COVID-19 related issues.