On Friday, September 11, the Crawford County Health Department released a notice of public exposure to COVID-19.
Individuals at the following place of public accommodation on the dates listed are at low risk for contracting COVID-19 but should monitor for symptoms: Missouri Hick BBQ in Cuba on September 3 from 4 to 10 p.m., September 4 from 4 to 10 p.m., and September 6 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
In these situations, no specific individual can be pinpointed, and exposure may or may not have occurred. Identifiable close contacts will be contacted privately by the health department, but everyone needs to be alert to the possibility of exposure.
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, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea. 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, the health department encourages 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.