13 Missouri patients test positive for COVID-19

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By Tracy Brookshier, PIO/Marketing Coordinator

March 18, 2020

On March 16th President Trump announced new guidelines to help protect Americans during the Cornoavirus pandemic.  This initiative, called 15 days to slow the Spread is advising everyone to increase social distancing between people at all levels of society.  This is a massive proactive, preventive response to COVID-19 and all segments of society have a role to play at this time.

“People are asked to stay home as much as possible and otherwise practice social distancing and canceling or postponing gatherings of more than 10 people. We are asking for our community to do their part in hopes of keeping ourselves, neighbors and loved ones healthy and safe.” – Rhonda Stumbaugh, RN, Administrator/County Health Officer.

Our agency continues to promote preventative measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We follow guidance from CDC as well as MODHSS and monitor reports daily, as of 6:15 p.m. CT, March 17 there are 13 Missouri patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. The positives are located in Boone, Cass, Cole, Greene, Henry, Jackson and St. Louis Counties. Of 266 patients whom have been tested, 253 have been negative. *Source: MODHSS (Missouri Dept. of Health & Senior Services)

We will continue to keep our community informed and provide guidance and resources on our facebook page as well as here on our website. For more information on the guidance we suggest visiting CDC and MODHSS websites.

Media Contact: Tracy Brookshier: tbrookshier@pikecountyhealth.org

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