Updated: Apr 8, 2020
Submitted to Branson Globe
Taney County Health Department (TCHD) announced that the first confirmed case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Taney County. A full disease investigation is underway by TCHD staff, and patient information will not be released to protect the privacy of the individual.
“We know this is a travel related case,” said Lisa Marshall, director of the Taney County Health Department. “The disease investigation indicates no known exposure in the community as the individual and household have self-quarantined since arriving back in the community.”
TCHD staff is working with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and will continue providing the most up to date information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The individual who tested positive has been notified and is currently following isolation guidelines,” said Tiffany Bullock, public health nurse specializing in Communicable Disease Investigation for the Taney County Health Department.
TCHD continues to strongly recommend the community follow President Trump’s 15 Days to Slow the Spread initiative and follow social distancing guidelines. Prevention for individuals also continues to be important to combat this illness in our community: wash your hands, avoid gatherings of more than 10
people and stay home as much as possible. TCHD also recommends those returning from travel outside the community to self-quarantine for 14 days to prevent to spread of COVID-19.
For more information, call the TCHD at 417-334-4544, follow on Facebook, and or go to taneycohealth.org.