Circuit Court Attendees Potentially Had Low-Risk Exposure To COVID-19
Individuals who were at the Franklin County Circuit Court on June 15 between 8:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. had low-risk exposure to COVID-19 and should self-monitor for symptoms.
There is no need to self-quarantine or isolate unless symptoms develop.
COVID-19 is spread through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It spreads between people who are in close contact with one another.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
• 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
If symptoms do develop, seek medical attention.
The health department urges everyone to take appropriate precautions including good hygiene, social distancing and limiting in-person interactions. If you are sick, particularly with a fever and a cough, or shortness of breath, stay home and contact your health care provider or urgent care center for guidance regarding symptoms and next steps.
The county recorded its 200th case when a 64-year-old Pacific woman was diagnosed.
The health department reported it Friday morning.
However, three more people have recovered, lowering active cases to 38.
The patients are a 46-year-old Sullivan man and two St. Clair residents -- a 19-year-old male and 37-year-old female.