Taney County testing results, a ‘public health win’

Special to Branson Globe

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services selected Taney County to participate in a point-in-time COVID-10 test count last week. According to the Taney County Health Department 340 people were tested and all test results were negative.

“This is a public health win,” said Lisa Marshall, Taney County Health Department director. “Prevention is what public health is all about and this is a great example. Community leaders and residents have done well in following public health guidelines in regard to closing down early and social distancing and that has made all the difference.”

Taney County Mobile Testing Unit partners, including Cox Medical Center Branson, the City of Branson, Jordan Valley Community Health, Mercy and Stone County Health Department assisted in test site set-up and operations.

The 340 people tested can access their test results by setting up an account at MyQuest.QuestDiagnostics.com or by downloading the MyQuest app and following the instructions. For assistance call Quest at 866-697-8378.

The Taney County Health Department strongly recommends that members of the community continue following social distancing guidelines, including wearing a mask when in public, washing hands for 20 seconds, staying 6 feet away from others, staying home if you’re sick and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces.

For more information contact the Taney County Health Department at 417-334-4544, visit www.taneycohealth.org, or like Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest pages.


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