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Volunteer who attended the Dubuque County 4-H Swine Show tests positive for COVID-19

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KWWL) — The Dubuque County Extension Office and Council has received information that a volunteer who attended the Dubuque County 4-H Swine Show has tested positive for COVID-19, which took place on Monday, July 27.

According to the news release, This information comes from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Regional Director, Paul Mariman.

“On August 1, 2020, we were notified that the volunteer received a confirmed positive test result,” Mariman said in the news release. “The volunteer reported no symptoms when present at the swine show. The individual experienced symptoms later in the week and was tested on July 31."

Mairman said that attendees were strongly encouraged to wear masks.

“Out of an abundance of caution, we are providing notice so people who attended the 4-H Swine Show can monitor their health and consult current CDC/public health guidance,” Mariman said.

Mairman noted that any staff from Iowa State University Extension and
Outreach who may have been in contact with the volunteer are now self-isolating for 14 days.

The volunteer had minimal contact with 4-H youth or the public.

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