The Crawford County Health Department (CCHD) has reported its second positive case of COVID-19 in Crawford County. The case is not travel related and the patient, a female, and her family are currently quarantined at home. She was at two local retailers in recent days.
The CCHD 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 woman to monitor them for symptoms and assist in the containment of the virus. Part of the health department’s duty to protect the public’s health, is informing of potential COVID-19 exposure in the community.
Individuals at the following locations on these dates are at low risk for contracting COVID-19 ,but should monitor for symptoms:
• Sullivan Walmart after 11a.m. on Saturday, March 28
• Steelville Dollar General after 6 p.m. on Thursday April 2
Primary symptoms include fever of 100.4 degrees or higher, cough, and shortness of breath. Potential contacts may call the CCHD to be screened to determine if monitoring and quarantine are required. There is no need to self-quarantine or isolate unless symptoms develop. If you have spoken to a nurse at the Crawford County Health Department, you were already informed of your risk to this patient.
The CCHD will continue to make updates as they become available or should any additional cases arise.
The 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 CCHD 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.
The CCHD encourages anyone who suspects they have COVID-19, or have 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.
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