Eighth Case Of COVID-19 Reported In Crawford County
The Crawford County Health Department is releasing its eighth positive case of COVID-19 in Crawford County. The patient, a female, is currently isolated and her family is currently quarantined at home.
Individuals at the following locations on the dates below are at low risk for contracting COVID-19, but should monitor for symptoms. Low-risk types of exposure will be listed as a location, date, and approximate time, with further instructions to follow CDC guidelines. In these situations, no specific individual can be pinpointed, an exposure may or may not have occurred, but everyone needs to be alert of the possibility of exposure.
Individuals with a low-risk of exposure are instructed to self-monitor for symptoms but are not restricted from leaving their homes. It is important that these individuals be alert for development of symptoms, practice social distancing, and only leave home for essential business. There is no need to self-quarantine or isolate unless symptoms develop
Primary Symptoms include: Fever of 100.4 or higher, cough, and shortness of breath. Potential contacts may call our office to be screened to determine if monitoring and quarantine are required.
If you have spoken to a nurse at the Crawford County Health Department, you were already informed of your risk to this patient.
Saturday, April 25th, Sullivan Walmart, approximately 3:40-5:40 pm
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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 that suspects you have COVID-19, or have been in contact with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19 to call your 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.