Barry County announces 11th case of COVID-19

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Person in isolation after catching coronavirus from community spread

The Barry County Health Department has reported an eleventh case of COVID-19.

This is an active case of COVID-19, which is a result of community spread. The individual is now under an isolation order, and as part of the disease investigation, close contacts with the individual will be contacted and if appropriate ordered to quarantine.

The Barry County Health Department staff monitor all persons under an isolation or quarantine order daily.

Barry County Officials state the best way to prevent community spread COVID-19 is to wear a cloth face covering, maintain a physical distance of 6 feet, avoid groups of greater than 10 people and wash hands often.

Roger Brock, Administrator of the Barry County Health Department, said the symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath or at least two of the following, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell.

Symptoms may begin two days to two weeks after exposure. A physician can order testing or you can call the Barry County Health Department at 417-847-2114 to discuss the availability of rapid testing.

State of Missouri Emergency and Barry County Phase 1 Reopening rules remain in effect until Sunday. Those rules include physical distancing requirements, required source control masking for certain service providers, and enhanced hygiene practices.

Persons at a higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19 including those greater 65 years of age, who are immunocompromised or have chronic medical conditions should limit travel and wear a cloth face covering in public. For more information, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/groups-at- higher-risk.html.

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