CCHD reports first case of COVID-19 in Crawford County

             Today, March 28, the Crawford County Health Department (CCHD) released information on its first positive case of COVID-19 in Crawford County. The case is not travel related and the patient, a male, age 79, is currently hospitalized and in isolation.

            The Crawford County Health Department is currently working with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) to conduct an investigation in an effort to identify any individual that may have come in close contact with the positive individual to monitor them for symptoms and assist in the containment of the virus.

            The Crawford County Health Department urges the public to take appropriate precautions including social distancing, limiting in-person interactions, avoiding contact with people who are sick, covering coughs and sneezes, proper handwashing, cleaning frequently used surfaces, and staying home when sick.

            The Crawford County Health Department has taken and will continue to take the necessary precautions to keep our community safe and will continue to diligently monitor the COVID-19 situation as it evolves by following the CDC guidelines to protect public health and limit the spread of this infection.

            We encourage anyone that suspects they have COVID-19, or has been in contact with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19, to call their healthcare provider before seeking care, unless it is a life threatening emergency.

            For general information and questions regarding Coronavirus, please call 1-877-435-8411.