La Crosse County Health Department director contracts COVID-19 from household member | Local Government

La Crosse County Health Department director Jen Rombalski has tested positive for COVID-19, the department announced Tuesday.



County Health Director Jen Rombalski

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Rombalski, who has been spearheading community efforts to curb the spread of the virus, contracted it from a household member, who was exposed to the coronavirus in a classroom setting. Rombalski is experiencing mild to moderate symptoms and recovering at home, the Health Department said in a release.

As Rombalski has been working remotely, no other department staff have been exposed. During Rombalski’s absence, COVID-19 response will be supported by other department leaders and staff.

“This notice is being shared to remind community members that COVID-19 can happen to anyone and that there is no stigma to being tested, diagnosed or in speaking candidly to contact tracers …,” the Health Department stated. “We wish Jen and all who have been affected by COVID-19 a speedy recovery, rest and good health moving forward.”

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La Crosse County Health Director tests positive for COVID-19

Jennifer Rombalski
Courtesy of La Crosse County Health Department

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — La Crosse County Health Department announced Tuesday that Health Director Jen Rombalski has tested positive for COVID-19, saying it serves as a reminder that anyone can come down with the coronavirus.

She is experiencing mild to moderate symptoms and is recuperating at home. Rombalski was exposed by a household member who also tested positive for the virus who was exposed when attending in-person education.

“We wish Jen and all who have been affected by COVID-19 a speedy recovery, rest and good health moving forward,” the department said in a statement.

No other department staff were exposed as Rombalski and the majority of staff are working remotely. As she recovers, the COVID-19 response will be supported by department leaders working

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