More cases of COVID-19 in Jewell County
July 23, 2020
The Jewell County Health Department received notification confirming the sixth and seventh cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Jewell County
The sixth case involves a male in his 70s and the seventh case is a male in his 30s. Both are maintaining in home isolation and are stable at this time. Jewell County Health Department is working to identify any close contacts of the individuals and those who were exposed will be contacted as soon as possible. Contacts will be monitored for fever and respiratory symptoms.
If you are concerned you were a potential close contact of a COVID positive patient, meaning you were within six feet for longer than 10 minutes, and you have not yet been notified by the health department, quarantine in your home and notify Jewell County Health Department.
If you develop respiratory symptoms (cough, fever of 100.4 or higher, or shortness of breath) or are a potential direct contact of someone with a laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19, contact your health care provider prior to arriving at the facility. Do not arrive at the clinic or hospital prior to calling ahead. These actions will reduce the chance of exposure to health care providers and allow for the most efficient usage of currently limited health care resources.
Now more than ever, it is important to implement social distancing, limit riskof exposure, and do your part in preventing the spread of COVID-19.