Buffalo County Health Department identified the second confirmed case of COVID-19 in the county on April 1, 2020.
Buffalo County Public Health has followed up with the case. The individual is in their 80s and was exposed to a known COVID-19 case. The individual is currently hospitalized. Public health staff are actively identifying contacts that the individual may have had and will connect with everyone who may have been exposed to provide appropriate guidance.
“Public health staff is following up with people who may have been exposed. It is important for all Buffalo County residents to continue to practice social distancing and please stay home,” said April Loeffler, health officer/public health supervisor.
Buffalo County Public Health wants everyone to continue to follow these steps to avoid the spread of COVID-19:
• Stay home. Avoid social gatherings with people of all ages (including playdates and sleepovers, parties, large family dinners, visitors in your home, non-essential workers in your house)
• Practice good hygiene — Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60-percent alcohol
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow
• Eat a nutritious diet and get plenty of rest
If you are experiencing symptoms such as fever, cough, difficulty breathing, call your doctor before going in.
For the latest information about COVID-19 in Buffalo County, visit:
For resources and general questions text COVID19 to 211-211 or call 211.
COVID-19 Call Center is available at 715-831-7425.