First Case of COVID-19 in Schuyler County
On May 14, 2020, the Schuyler County Health Department has confirmed the first positive case of COVID-19 in Schuyler County.
The case is community-related, and the patient is being asked to self-isolate to decrease the risk of exposing others.
Community-Based means that the person probably contracted the virus somewhere within or around the county of their residence.
It has been reported that the patient is a male between 60-65.
Schuyler County Health Department staff are working in coordination with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) to determine any close contacts of that individual, who were possibly exposed. If there were any, health officials will guide these individuals and monitor them closely for the development of symptoms.
The health department urges the public to take appropriate precautions, including proper hygiene, social distancing, and limiting in-person interactions. If you are sick, particularly with a fever and a cough, or shortness of breath, stay home and contact your health care provider or urgent care center for guidance, regarding symptoms and next steps.
To Protect Yourself and Others From Illness
- Stay home when you are sick and avoid close contact with others – at least 6 feet – no matter what the illness
- Cover your sneeze and cough to prevent spreading any illness
- Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water; if soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol
- Clean and disinfect surfaces and avoid touching your face, especially after touching an unclean surface
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Wear masks that cover your nose and mouth, when in public where social distancing is not possible
- Avoid large gatherings