Today, the Tucker County Health Department (TCHD) was notified of 3 additional COVID-19 positive cases of Tucker County residents. One resident is part of a church outbreak in our county and one is part of an outbreak associated with the school system. The third case is a household contact of a case reported earlier this week. All three individuals are quarantined at this time. TCHD has investigated each case and quarantined individuals who have been identified as close contacts according to CDC protocol.
The additional positive cases currently bring Tucker County’s total up to 33 confirmed positive cases since the beginning of this pandemic. Currently, we have 18 active cases and 15 that have recovered. There has never been a more important time for us to be careful. Cases are on the rise in our county and throughout the state and we must be cautious and take precautions like the ones below. Tucker County has had 18 positive cases reported this week.
Please take extra precautions and protect yourself, your family and your neighbors and follow these precautions.
Wear face coverings. Executive order 50-20 requires face coverings in all indoor public places. The order states that anyone over the age of 9 must wear face coverings in all public places where social distancing cannot be maintained. (the order does exempt those with breathing issues that prevent safely wearing a face covering). The complete order can be viewed at https://governor.wv.gov
Wearing a face covering and the following these recommendations, are our best defense against COVID-19:
-Do not shake hands or hug others
-Avoid crowds, especially in poorly ventilated spaces
-Maintain a 6-foot distance between you and other people
-Avoid touching your face.
-Avoid exposure to others who are sick.
-Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol- based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
WE NEED TO TAKE ALL THE PRECAUTIONS WE CAN TO SLOW THE SPREAD, REDUCE ILLNESS AND SAVE LIVES!