Stone County confirms new case of COVID-19

Special to Branson Globe

Stone County Health Department is announcing Stone County’s fourth confirmed case of COVID-19. The individual who tested positive has been notified and is isolated and quarantined at home. Close contacts of the individual testing positive have been notified and quarantined as necessary. Stone County Health Department will be monitoring the positive case to insure proper isolation and quarantine protocols are being followed.

Stone County Health Department is mandated by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to protect health information about cases that arise in the county. Information the department can release is very limited. Case location, other than county, is not allowed to be released. It is possible, however, to release locations where a case has visited if there is a potential for community exposure. As part of Stone County Health Department’s duty to protect the public’s health, there is the potential of community exposure in this case. People who were at following locations on the dates listed are at low risk for contracting COVID-19, but should monitor for symptoms. There is no need to self-quarantine or isolate unless symptoms develop. This is the only community exposure warranting notice to residents.

On Tuesday May 5, 2020, the fourth case visited Porter’s Supermarket in Crane.

On Friday May 8 and Saturday May 9, 2020, the fourth case visited Christian County Veterinary Clinic.

The health department encourages all residents to take appropriate precautions such as good hand hygiene and social distancing. If you are sick stay home and call your provider, emergency room, urgent care, emergency personnel or health department before seeking medical attention.

For more information about COVID-19 call 417-357-6134.

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