April 19, 2021


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Fond du Lac travel agents communicate one particular yr following bringing coronavirus household from Egypt trip

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FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WBAY) – The initially two circumstances of the coronavirus, in our region, were verified a calendar year ago in Fond du Lac County. One particular of the scenarios was tied to a team of tourists who returned from Egypt a 7 days before.

For 15 yrs Valerie and Wayne Graczyk have been leading people today on excursions of a life time. Their Egypt River Cruise past yr was a person of all those outings.

According to Valerie Graczyk, “We had put in just a superb 7 times on the Nile and when we returned we begun calling each other with signs.”

Twenty-three individuals were being in their group, so Valerie called the Fond du Lac County Overall health Office, which was pursuing CDC rules, to report what was going on. She says, “Because Egypt did not have any cases and we did not have elevated temperatures, they reported don’t worry about it. They stated even if we had assessments, you wouldn’t be examined since Egypt appeared to be a place that didn’t have any instances.”

A week after their return, at the very least just one traveler, Dale Witkowski, had analyzed beneficial for the coronavirus and was hospitalized. He died on March 19th. Wayne Graczyk was hospitalized too, at some point recovering. All but just one of the river cruise travelers examined good, foremost to other scenarios in the group.

“If we had not returned with it, anyone else would have had it. It wasn’t like we introduced it, and some men and women in our neighborhood felt that you brought it. No, we didn’t it. It was just there in the environment and it hit Fond du Lac due to the fact of us, but had we not, in my opinion, anyone in Milwaukee or Waupaca or any individual else would have had it,” claims Wayne Graczyk.

The Graczyks say the kindness of pals and neighbors aided them get by means of this ordeal. They also leaned on other Egyptian tourists who had recovered from the coronavirus as properly.

“It was very cathartic in remaining ready to converse about, especially the loss of Dale, it was devastating to all of us. And so it was really loving how we arrived collectively and actually grew to become a assist program to a single one more,” provides Valerie Graczyk.

It’s taken the couple awhile to be capable to belief the point they’d be ready to move ahead, but they are nervous to start out touring after once more, quickly.

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