Lawrence County announces 9 news cases

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Individuals visited locations in Monett, Purdy

The Lawrence County Health Department is announcing nine new cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus), bringing the county total to 27 cases (seven recovered and 20 active).

Positive cases have been told to self-isolate at home. Close contacts have been or are in the process of being notified, and the Health Department will continue to monitor these individuals and provide instruction.

Many of the positive cases only traveled between home to work before diagnoses and it was determined some cases visited the following locations while possibly infectious:

• June 12, 13, and 14 – Rapid Roberts in Monett (near Dairy Queen) in the afternoon (no mask)

• June 18 – Dollar General in Purdy around 6 p.m. (no mask)

• June 19 – Walmart in Monett from 2:30-3 p.m. (no mask)

• June 20 – Lowes in Monett from 5-5:30 p.m. (no mask)

Anyone at these locations during these dates and times have no need to self-quarantine unless any of these symptoms develop: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.

If symptoms do develop, contact a health care provider.

As cases continue to rise in Lawrence County and surrounding counties the Health Department urges residents to continue to take the following precautions:

• Wear a mask or face covering in public (this helps protect others from you if you are “pre-symptomatic”)

• Avoid large crowds and gatherings

• Keep 6 feet of distance from others

• Stay home when sick

• Wash hand frequently, don’t touch your face, and clean frequently touched surfaces often

Visit our website at www.lawrencecohealth.com for more information about COVID-19 and testing.

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