Today, the Tucker County Health Department (TCHD) was notified of 2 additional COVID-19 positive cases of Tucker County residents. TCHD is investigating these cases and has quarantined individuals who have been identified as close contacts according to CDC protocol. Currently, we have 5 active outbreaks in the county. The additional positive cases currently bring Tucker County’s total up to 115 confirmed positive cases since the beginning of this pandemic. Currently, we have 35 active cases and 80 that have recovered.
WE ARE SEEING AN ALARMING NUMBER OF POSTIVE CASES! PLEASE TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS AND PROTECT YOURSELF, YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR NEIGHBORS AND WEAR FACE COVERINGS.
Governor Justice’s New Executive Order states:
-Face covering must be worn at all times in all public indoor places
-Does not apply to children under the age of 9 or anyone who has trouble breathing or otherwise unable to remove mask without assistance
-Does not apply when you are at a restaurant and actively consuming food or drink, or in a closed room by yourself
-All businesses must post signs and ensure requirement is being followed
PLEASE BE AWARE and “Don’t think that your symptoms are only allergies and dismiss it as non-COVID-19 symptoms. Many people who are POSITIVE for COVID-19 MAY NOT HAVE A FEVER, but have congestion, headache, cough, or other symptoms. When in doubt, contact your health provider and get tested.” GETTING TESTED is key in containing this virus.
Testing is available at St. George Medical Clinic 7 AM – 5 PM Monday – Thursday, 7:30 AM -4 PM Friday and St. George School Based Clinic 7:30 AM – 8 PM Monday – Friday and 8 AM – 12 PM Saturday. St. George Medical Clinic is also offering testing at the Thomas Fire Hall on Tuesdays 8:30 AM -12 PM and at the Parsons Fire Hall on Wednesdays 8 AM – 12 PM. Mountaintop Health Center will be providing testing Monday – Friday (please call first 304-463-3331).