Crawford County has third positive COVID-19 case

On April 5, the Crawford County Health Department released information on its third positive case of COVID-19 in Crawford County. The case may be travel related and the patient, a female, and her family is currently quarantined at home.

Individuals at the following location on the listed date are at low risk for contracting COVID-19 but should monitor for symptoms: Red Barn I-44 Surplus Grocery on Friday, April 3 between approximately 2 and 2:30 p.m.

Primary Symptoms include fever of 100.4 degrees or higher, cough, and shortness of breath.  Potential contacts may call the CCHD office 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 CCHD, you were already informed of your risk with this patient.

The CCHD office number is 573-775-2555. After hours, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This account will be checked on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Please do not contact the health department via Facebook. Because of the overwhelming number of comments and messages, someone could be missed.

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 positive individual to monitor them for symptoms and assist in the containment of the virus.

The CCHD 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 whenever possible, especially 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 health department encourages anyone who 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.

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