On June 9, 2020, Kathryn Magers, RN, Administrator for the Schuyler County Health Department, has confirmed the second positive case of COVID-19 in Schuyler County.
The Schuyler County Health Department has been notified that a second Schuyler County resident has tested positive for COVID-19. Currently, Schuyler has one active case and one recovered, based on Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines.
The case is community-related, and the patient is being asked to self-isolate to decrease the risk of exposing others. (Note: community goes beyond county/city lines and can include surrounding counties and cities.)
The Schuyler County Health Department staff is currently conducting a contact tracing investigation to identify close contacts of that individual. Anyone identified, during the investigation as a close contact or at risk of exposure to this patient, will be contacted directly by the Schuyler County Health Department and given further guidance and recommendations.
The individual COVID-19 testing in Schuyler County since April 19, 2020, stands at 171 negative reported cases, as of Monday, June 15.
The state free testing program for COVID-19 has been regionalized across Missouri, thus Schuyler is included with Scotland and Adair Counties, and residents can be tested at any free testing sights in Scotland or Adair.
For more information about COVID-19 or the process of contact tracing, you can contact the health department at 660-457-3721.