THIRD NEW CASE IN THREE DAYS!!

By William

MCPHERSON – For the third time in three days, the McPherson County Health Department has issued a report that they have another new confirmed positive case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) within McPherson County.

The newest case now gives McPherson County a total of 30 cases.

The newest positive case is reported to be a male in his 50’s who is now recovering at home and has unknown exposure at this time. As previously, no further information will be released about the patient.

Currently the County still reports 25 total confirmed cases that have now met the recovery guidelines set forth by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

One confirmed case is still reported as being hospitalized.

REMINDER – Symptoms for COVID-19 will normally appear 2-14 days after exposure and will most likely include fever, cough, shortness of breath, malaise, a sore throat, chills, and diarrhea.

Be sure to contact your health care provider and you must stay home for at least 10 days after symptoms started or for 72 hours after the fever is gone (without the use of fever reducing medications) and with a significant improvement in symptoms, whichever is longer.

REMINDER # 2 – If you develop symptoms that may indicate COVID-19, please call your health care provider. If you do not have a provider, please call your local hospital or the McPherson County Health Department at 620-241-1753 or email them at machd@mcphersoncountyks.us.

REMINDER # 3 – Both the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the McPherson County Health Department continue to mandate a 14-day home quarantine for Kansas folks if you have done any of the following:

  • On or after March 15: have traveled to or from New York.
  • On or after March 15: have traveled to or from any destination internationally.
  • On or after March 15: have traveled or been on a cruise ship or river cruise.
  • On or after March 23: have traveled to or from Illinois or New Jersey.
  • On or after April 6: have traveled to or from Connecticut.
  • On or after April 30: have traveled to or from Massachusetts or Rhode Island.
  • On or after May 12: have traveled to or from Maryland.

REMINDER UPDATE:

  • We are now in Phase 2 of Reopening Kansas. The McPherson County Health Department has updated local recommendations to reflect the phase. The documents can be found at mcphersoncountyks.us on the home page under ‘COVID-19: Reopening McPherson County.’

REMINDER UPDATE # 2:

McPherson County Residents are encouraged to help slow the spread of coronavirus by:

  • Following Phase 2 of Reopening Kansas and the McPherson County (see mcphersoncounty.us).
  • Maintaining social distancing.
  • Avoiding gatherings in groups with greater than 15 people.
  • Wearing cloth face coverings or homemade masks when in public.
  • Practicing cough etiquette and washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

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