The Crawford County Health Department (CCHD) released information on its 10th positive case of COVID-19 in Crawford County on June 17. This announcement follows that of the ninth case on June 13, the first two cases reported in Crawford County since April 29.
The 10th patient is currently isolated, and the family is currently quarantined at home.
CCHD has worked with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) to conduct an investigation in an effort to identify any individual that may have come in close contact with the positive individual to monitor them for symptoms and assist in the containment of the virus. Any close contacts to any positive cases within the county will be contacted privately by the CCHD.
Individuals at the following locations on the dates below are at low risk for contracting COVID-19, but should monitor for symptoms. Low-risk types of exposure are listed as a date, location, and approximate time, with further instructions to follow CDC guidelines. In these situations, no specific individual can be pinpointed, an exposure may or may not have occurred, but everyone needs to be alert to the possibility of exposure.
Potential exposures were on Friday, June 12, after 3 p.m. at Walmart in Cuba for approximately 30 minutes (wearing a mask) and on Sunday, June 14, from approximately 11:30 a.m. throughout the afternoon as follows: at Long John Silver’s in Rolla (not wearing a mask while dining-in) from approximately 11:30 a.m. to noon; at Menards in Rolla (wearing a mask); at ALDI in Rolla (wearing a mask); at Moto Mart at 200 S. Bishop Ave. in Rolla (wearing a mask); and at Walmart in Rolla (wearing a mask).
CCHD had previously released information on its ninth positive case of COVID-19 in Crawford County on June 13. The patient is isolated, and the family is quarantined at home. The individual was a contact to a confirmed case in another county.
In the investigation into potential contacts, it was learned there was potential exposure to the public on Thursday, June 4, at Cuba Dollar Tree. The case was there for approximately one hour, but no specific time was available to report.
CCHD also released details on an individual from another county who recently tested positive for COVID-19 after visiting the Crawford County area from June 5-7. The individual was asymptomatic. This individual camped, floated and utilized bus transportation at Blue Springs Ranch on the above dates and briefly entered Mobil on the Run in Bourbon on June 6.
Primary symptoms of COVID-19 include a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher, cough, and shortness of breath. Other possible symptoms include body aches, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of taste or smell.
The health department asks for anyone who develops symptoms to contact their physician and seek testing and to isolate at least until test results are known.
Potential contacts may call the CCHD office to be screened to determine if monitoring and quarantine are required.
CCHD urges the public to take appropriate precautions, including social distancing, limiting in-person interactions, avoiding contact with people who are sick, covering coughs and sneezes, proper handwashing, cleaning frequently used surfaces, and staying home when sick.
CCHD has taken and will continue to take the necessary precautions to keep our community safe and will continue to diligently monitor the COVID-19 situation as it evolves by following the CDC guidelines to protect public health and limit the spread of this infection.
The local health department encourages anyone who suspects they have COVID-19, or has been in contact with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19, to call their healthcare provider before seeking care, unless it is a life-threatening emergency.
For general information and questions regarding Coronavirus, please call 1-877-435-8411.