‘Risk for community exposure’ in Vernon County after 7th positive COVID-19 case

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VERNON COUNTY, Mo. – The Vernon County Health Department confirms a 7th positive case of COVID-19.

The Health Department says its staff has identified and contacted any individual that may have come in close contact with the case which may have put them at risk and will monitor them for any signs and symptoms of illness.

In a release, the department stated that there is a risk for community exposure.

The case was at 54 Feed and Seed on May 14, 2020 between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm. Health officials say the exposure is low risk for transmission. If you were in this business on the date listed, the Vernon County Health Department recommends monitoring for any symptoms. If you develop symptoms please follow-up with your provider or urgent care. The Health Department says it’s important that you call prior to going to the office.

Health officials say individuals should continue to practice social distancing, clean/disinfect any high touched surfaces, wash their hands with soap and water routinely, use hand sanitizer if soap and water is not available and avoid touching your face (especially eyes, nose & mouth). “It is up to each and every one of us to stop the spread of this disease!” stated the Health Department.

They noted that close contact means 6 ft or less for 10 minutes or more with a positive case