TUCKER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT COVID -19 UPDATE

Today, the Tucker County Health Department (TCHD) has been notified of 2 additional COVID-19 positive cases of Tucker County residents.  The cases appear not to be connected. The individuals are quarantined and will remain under quarantine until released by CDC protocol.  TCHD has begun an investigation and will be contacting people that have been identified as close contacts to the positive cases.  These contacts will be quarantined and will be monitored according to CDC protocol.

This is a reminder that COVID-19 is not gone, and we need to be cautious.  THE TCHD STRONGLY RECOMMENDS THAT EVERYONE WEARS A CLOTH FACE COVERING WHEN IN PUBLIC! Wearing a face covering does not replace other precautions such as hand washing and social distancing. 

We must continue to follow these recommendations:

-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.

 

The TCHD and Tucker County Office of Emergency Management (TCOEM) continue to work to respond to this pandemic.  Our county’s clinics are in the process of testing essential workers in our county and TCHD is prepared for increased contact tracing and case investigation activities to respond if there is an increase in positive cases.  The goal is to continue to identify cases quickly and get those cases and their contacts under quarantine until they are deemed non-contagious by CDC protocol.  We strongly encourage all essential workers to take advantage of the testing opportunities.  It is critical that we identify positive cases and respond quickly to those cases.

 

 

Information and updates about COVID-19 @ tuckerhealthwv.com

or call DHHR’s COVID-19 information hotline 24/7

Toll-free at 1-800-887-430

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