The Crawford County Health Department has released information on places of notable potential exposures to COVID-19 in recent days.
Numbers for Thursday, July 30 as reported by the CCHD included an increase to a total of 47 confirmed cases, with 17 of those currently active, and 30 released from isolation. There have been 2,559 negative test results.
Individuals at the following places of public accommodation on the dates below are at low risk for contracting COVID-19 but should monitor for symptoms. In these situations, no specific individual can be pinpointed, and exposure may or may not have occurred. Identifiable close contacts have been contacted privately by the health department and no other close contacts have been identified but everyone needs to be alert of the possibility of exposure. Public exposures may have occurred at: Evalia’s Unique Salon on Friday, July 24; Cuba Bakery and Deli between Wednesday, July 22 and Friday, July 24; Cuba High School Graduation: Saturday July 25; Riches’ Famous Burgers in Steelville on Sunday, July 26, between approximately 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; East Office in Cuba on Sunday July 26, between approximately 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.
Watch for symptoms
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
This list does not include all possible symptoms.
It is important to remember that every activity that involves contact with others carries some degree of risk. To reduce risk and prevent the spread of COVID-19, we encourage following these basic preventative measures:
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol if handwashing is not possible.
- Wear a mask when a distance of six feet cannot be maintained.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Cover coughs and sneezes.
- Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces frequently.
If you suspect that you have COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, and are experiencing symptoms, stay home and call your healthcare provider to let them know before seeking care. It is critical that your provider is aware that you may have COVID-19 prior to your arrival at a healthcare facility, and that you follow all instructions for arriving at a healthcare facility.