Crawford County has four COVID-19 cases

On April 7, the Crawford County Health Department released information on its fourth positive case of COVID-19 in Crawford County. The individual is a contact to a positive case from another county. The female patient and her family are currently quarantined at home.

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 hand-washing, cleaning frequently used surfaces, and staying home whenever possible, especially 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 who suspects they have COVID-19 or who 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 COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please call 1-877-435-8411.

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