Two cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Oceana County in the last week.
District Health Department #10 confirmed the first case March 26 and a second case was confirmed March 28. A press release from Oceana County Emergency Management Coordinator James C. Duram further stated that the first person is a “dual resident” of Oceana and Mason counties, but is currently residing in and recuperating in Oceana County. District Health Department No. 10 Communications Coordinator Jeannine Taylor told Shoreline Media that the individual owns a home in both counties. No additional information was made available on the second person.
A “low-risk exposure” to COVID-19 may have occurred at Pentwater Public Schools’ middle and high school, according to a statement from Superintendent Scott Karaptian.
Karaptian posted a letter to the district’s Facebook page explaining that the district was notified Thursday by District Health Department No. 10 that the exposure happened in the math and science classrooms on March 12 and 13, the final days students were in the classrooms before Gov. Gretchen Whitmer shuttered schools statewide in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Representatives from Health Department No. 10 stated that others in the school are much less likely to be at any risk,” Karaptian wrote in his letter, “since close and prolonged contact is needed to catch COVID-19.”
Karaptian said as a comment on the post that the person tested positive “has made a full recovery, is feeling fine now, and to my knowledge, was never hospitalized.”
Karaptian stated that anyone who could have gotten sick from the exposure “should be showing signs of illness by now.”