Schuyler County Positive COVID-19 Cases Increase

Schuyler County Positive COVID-19 Cases Increase

As of August 15, 2020, Schuyler County Health Department has identified 3 additional positive COVID-19 in Schuyler County residents. Two individuals are between the ages of 20-30, and the third individual is between the ages of 80-85.

Current Schuyler County Totals:

4 Active Cases in Isolation

10 Recovered Cases Released from Isolation

The Schuyler County Health Department staff is currently conducting a contact tracing investigation to identify close contacts of those individuals. 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.

Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, we encourage everyone to take extra precautions when going out in public. Stay at home if you don’t need to go out. If you do need to go out in public, wear a mask, practice social distancing of at least 6 feet, wash your hands often, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and most importantly, stay at home if you are sick or not feeling well.

If you have been notified by your healthcare provider that you tested positive for COVID-19:

• Immediately Self-Isolate

• Prepare a List Of Your Close Contacts

• Contact Your Local Health Department

If you have been notified that a friend or family member has tested positive for COVID-19 and you have been in close contact with this individual:

• Immediately Self-Quarantine

• Contact Your Local Health Department

Everyone should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea. Please contact your primary care provider if you experience any of the above symptoms.

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