Lawrence County adds 2 COVID cases
The Lawrence County Health Department has announced 2 new cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
The first case is travel-related, and upon arriving home, the individual immediately self-isolated. The second case is a work-related exposure and is also in isolation. Neither posed a risk to the general public.
Lawrence County currently stand at 37 total cases: 18 active, 18 recovered, and one death.
Everyone is urged to take preventive actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These actions include:
• Wear a mask out in public and/or at work. “You protect me, I protect you”.
• Avoid large social gatherings where social distancing is difficult to achieve.
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with the crook of your arm, or in a tissue, then wash hands.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
• Stay home if you are sick.
Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions are at higher risk for more serious complications from COVID-19. Those who believe they have exposed to COVID-19 and develop fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body ache, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea should call your health care provider for medical advice before showing up, or use the CoxHealth virtual visit at https://www.coxhealth.com/services/virtualvisits/.