Individual who travelled to Stone, Taney counties tests positive for COVID-19

Submitted to Branson Globe

The Stone and Taney County Health Departments (SCHD and TCHD) have notified the community of an individual who has travelled to Stone and Taney counties while having symptoms of COVID-19. The individual visited locations in both counties and later returned to their home county where they tested positive for COVID-19. All identified locations have been notified.

The following locations have been identified as locations the individual visited:

Monday, June 15

Panera at 10 am (unmasked)

Silver Dollar City, 11 am – 5 pm (masked)

Individuals who visited these locations on these dates should monitor for symptoms. There is no need to self-quarantine or isolate unless symptoms develop.

If you do begin to experience symptoms, please contact your healthcare provider.

As a reminder, symptoms of COVID-19 include:

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

SCHD and TCHD also remind the community of the importance of interacting with their environment carefully and safely. If your are sick, or think you may be sick, you should stay home.

Wearing a mask and socially distancing is recommended to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

As of Wednesday, June 18, 27 Taney County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, with 12 recovered. Stone County has reported 8 cases of COVID-19.

For more information contact the Taney County Health Department at 417-334-4544, or visit their website at www.taneycohealth.org.

In Stone County, call 417-357-6134, or visit their website at www.stonecountyhealthdepartment.com

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