The Tucker County Health Department (TCHD) has been notified of 1 additional COVID-19 positive case of a Tucker County resident. The individual is quarantined and will remain under quarantine until released by CDC protocol. TCHD is investigating this case and has identified close contacts. These contacts are quarantined and will be monitored according to the CDC guidelines. This positive currently brings Tucker County’s total up to 12 confirmed positive cases. There has never been a more important time for us to be careful. Cases are on the rise throughout the state and we must be cautious and take precautions like the ones below.
If you are traveling out of state, consider the following safety measures upon returning.
- Self-monitor your health 14 days following out of state travel. If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider.
- Stay home as much as possible and avoid contact with others.
- Avoid going into public places for 14 days following out-of-state travel.
- If you do need to go out into public, wear a cloth face covering when going into public places like stores, restaurants, and work/school.
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!