THE past week has seen hundreds of coronavirus exposure sites pop up across the state, spanning from Phillip Island to parts of the Mallee.
With a third of the state's close contacts located outside of Melbourne, it is clear that Victoria's fifth lockdown is not limited to just Melbourne.
The bakery was eventually downgraded to a tier two site days later.
Buloke Shire chief executive Anthony Judd said the events over the past week showed the virus could infiltrate any regional town.
"It's out in the community at the moment so it's an important time to remind everyone to follow the rules," he said.
"The latest exposure sites are more of a reminder rather than a wake-up call that coronavirus can get to smaller communities.
"We have seen what is happening in NSW and Victoria but it is that reminder that we need to continue to do the right thing and in Buloke, we are on major highways, it is likely exposure sites will come up in our area. Particularly when you have bakeries as great as the Wycheproof bakery."
Mr Judd said he was proud of the strong community response in the days following the exposure site being listed.
"The community has been hugely supportive over the past few days and I have had a number of discussions with the co-owner of the bakery in Wycheproof who herself has led the way," he said.
"We need to be kind and caring and the communities in Buloke are so supportive, particularly when there is that emergency situation. That is when they are at their best in being together and helping each other out."
The Caltex Petrol Station in Ravenswood was also named a Tier 1 site on Sunday meaning anyone that has visited the venue on Sunday July 11 between 12:45pm - 2:15pm must get tested immediately and quarantine for 14 days.
Maldon resident and Mount Alexander Shire councillor Stephen Gardner said the latest cases across regional Victoria were a timey reminder to remain cautious.
"In regional Victoria, we haven't been locked down as much as Melbourne and I think we may have become a little bit complacent," he said.
"I think even with the Ravenswood exposure site that it does show how quickly this particular variant can spread. People here generally are following the rules and there has now been a big change in attitude in ourselves."
Mr Gardnerhoped everybody would continue to follow the rules, including Melburnians.
"For us in Maldon, we are very aware of the impacts of coronavirus and we have gone to great lengths to protect our community," he said.
"The problem is people from Melbourne, they want to get out and come up to a town like Maldon and if they inadvertently brought the virus to the region then it would be devastating for our elderly community.
"It could rip through the community."
A Bendigo Health spokesperson has confirmed the active case listed in the Greater Bendigo local government area on Thursday was not infectious in the Bendigo community.
The Department of Health confirmed there were two positive coronavirus cases in central Victoria but both cases acquired their infections outside of the region.
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