The Butler County Health Department said Tuesday that local resources are at capacity because of the number of COVID-19 cases in the area.

The department is asking Butler County residents to take the following steps:

If you have received notification that you tested positive for COVID-19, please isolate for ten (10)days from symptom onset or, if asymptomatic, your test date. A person who tested positive forCOVID-19 will need to be in isolation for at least ten (10)days. 

     If you are a household contact(close contact)to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, your quarantine will continue for fourteen (14)days once the positive person is released from isolation.

     If you have been notified that you are a direct contact (close contact) of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you will need to quarantine for fourteen (14)days from your last exposure to the positive contact. Please consult with your local health care provider for evaluation and to determine if testing is recommended.

Health Department officials said services will be limited during this time, and they are calling on people to wash their hands frequently, wear masks, practice social distancing, and stay home if they are sick.