Second case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) identified in Osage...

Second case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) identified in Osage County

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Second case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) identified in Osage County

Lyndon – Osage County Health Department announced its second case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Osage County on Monday, March 30, 2020. Testing sent to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s laboratory identified the positive case.

The case involves a 46 year-old female Osage County resident. Privacy laws prohibit the release of further information about the patient. The patient has been in quarantine since testing was initiated.

Osage County Health Department will identify close contacts of the individual. Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet for a prolonged period (10 minutes or longer) or having direct contact with infectious secretions. Officials will contact those who were exposed as soon as possible and monitor for fever and respiratory symptoms. The Health Department will be actively monitoring the close contacts for (14) fourteen days for fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly issued Executive order 20-16 that went into effect at 12:01 am Monday, March 30, 2020. This is a statewide “Stay at Home Order” issued to slow the spread of COVID-19. This order can be viewed online at https://governor.kansas.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/EO20-16.pdf

Please direct questions regarding businesses exemptions to this order to keff@ks.gov, or go to https://governor.kansas.gov/keff/ to fill out a questionnaire for clarification.

Since the spread of COVID-19 began, Osage County officials are working in daily collaboration with state and local partners to slow the spread of COVID-19. Osage County residents can stay informed by visiting:

Osage County Health Department Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/osagecohealthdept/

Osage County, COVID-19 Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/Osage-County-Covid-19-110249017270887/

KDHE: www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus or KDHE phone bank at 1-866-534-3463

CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.

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