Cluster of positive COVID-19 cases tied to graduation parties in Mequon, Thiensville

WASHINGTON/OZAUKEE COUNTIES, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department has identified a cluster of new positive COVID-19 cases in young adults. 

According to the health department's contact tracing team, the cluster of cases is believed to be tied to recent attendance at large gatherings, including several high school graduation parties in Mequon and Thiensville. 

The department says in one instance, an individual attended three separate social gatherings while symptomatic before testing positive. 

In order to slow the spread, the health department urges the community's support and cooperation with contact tracing efforts.

COVID-19 spread in both Washington County and Ozaukee County is currently classified as "high risk", according to the department. It is important to continue to use caution by practicing physical distancing, wearing a mask in enclosed public spaces, and washing your hands often. 

To learn more about COVID-19, visit the CDC website, the Wisconsin DHS website, or the Washington Ozaukee Public Health Department.

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