First Pike County COVID-19 Case Confirmed

By Tracy Brookshier, PIO/Marketing Coordinator

March 29, 2020

 

As of March 29, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. there has been – 1 – confirmed case of COVID-19 in Pike County, Missouri.

Help our county stay safe by continuing to take preventative measures!

*IMPORTANT NOTICE* If you think you may be sick with COVID-19 please CALL your healthcare provider BEFORE you go! They will give you instructions on how to proceed.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 March 29, 2020

Media Contact:

Tracy Brookshier, Public Information Officer

tbrookshier@pikecountyhealth.org

Media Line: (573) 324-2111 ext. 140

 

First case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Pike County, Missouri

PIKE COUNTY, MO (March 29, 2020) – The Pike County Health Department has been notified of its first positive case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  This case is a contact related case.  This patient is currently in home isolation, following the guidance of the CDC.  No other information will be provided about the patient.

The Pike County Health Department continues to work closely with our health care partners and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) to monitor the patient and identify any close contacts which will be contacted individually.

We understand this can be a concerning time for our community.  As there are more positive cases found in Missouri and the Unites States, the best thing that ALL residents can do is to practice social distancing, proper handwashing, and staying home when you are sick.  Social distancing is critical at this time to limit the spread of COVID-19.

To reduce risk and prevent the spread of COVID-19, we encourage following these basic preventative measures:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces frequently

 

If you suspect that you have COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, call your healthcare provider to let them know before seeking care. It is critical that your provider is aware that you may have COVID-19 prior to your arrival at a healthcare facility, and that you follow all instructions for arriving at a healthcare facility.

Make sure you are keeping up to date with reliable informational sources like the Pike County Health Department Facebook page or the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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9 thoughts on “First Pike County COVID-19 Case Confirmed

  • March 30, 2020 at 8:19 am
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    What are you doing to ensure inmates at prison are safe

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    • March 30, 2020 at 1:16 pm
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      Hi Dona, that would be a question for the Department of Corrections they are in charge of their own precautionary measures. You can find their website with more information here: https://doc.mo.gov/

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  • March 30, 2020 at 9:48 pm
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    I totally understand not giving out the name of this person. However, shouldn’t people that have been in touch with that person be informed?

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    • March 31, 2020 at 1:25 pm
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      As stated in the press release, those in contact will be contacted individually. “The Pike County Health Department continues to work closely with our health care partners and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) to monitor the patient and identify any close contacts which will be contacted individually.”

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    • April 1, 2020 at 8:46 pm
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      Been thinking a lot about this person and praying for their recovery. Are they still at home recovering? I sure hope so.

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      • April 1, 2020 at 8:54 pm
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        We are sure that the prayers are appreciated. Yes, they are still at home.

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  • April 1, 2020 at 8:59 pm
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    This persons privacy should be protected at all cost.

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  • April 3, 2020 at 5:16 am
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    Are they sending the kids back to school April 6th?

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    • April 3, 2020 at 1:28 pm
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      Hi Deborah, click this link to find the letter from BGR1 School District about extending school closure through May 1, 2020. Letter >>>

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