Sunday, the Tucker County Health Department (TCHD) was notified of a total of 0 new cases of additional COVID-19 positive cases of a Tucker County residents. Saturday evening, we did receive 5 new cases. TCHD has investigated these cases and has quarantined individuals who have been identified as close contacts according to CDC protocol. Currently, we have 1 active outbreak in the county. The additional positive cases currently bring Tucker County’s total up to 433 confirmed positive cases since the beginning of this pandemic. Currently, we have 21 active cases, 407 that have recovered and 5 deaths.
Please take the following steps to try and slow this virus down and to protect yourself, your family, and your neighbors.
-Please get vaccinated when it becomes available to you.
– Wear face coverings.
-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 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.
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).