30 CASES NOW REPORTED AS RECOVERED!!

By William

MCPHERSON – In their latest report released to the public, the McPherson County Health Department reports 39 total confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in McPherson County.

When you add in one case identified as probable by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, it gives McPherson County a total of 40 cases!

According to the McPherson County Health Department, 30 of the total confirmed cases have now met recovery guidelines set forth by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

NEWEST CASE: The newest positive case is a female in her 70’s who is currently isolating at her home. This case is being actively investigated by the McPherson County Health Department and further information will be released as it becomes available.

As the McPherson County Health Department wants to remind everyone – LET THIS SERVE AS A REMINDER that COVID-19 is still present in our communities, so please stay home if you are ill and maintain your distance when you are around others!

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 3 of REOPENING KANSAS!

The McPherson County Health Department has updated local recommendations to reflect the phase. The documents can be found at www.mcphersoncountyks.us on the home page, under “COVID-19: REOPENING MCPHERSON COUNTY”.

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

  • Following Phase 3 of Reopening Kansas and McPherson County (as found at mcphersoncountyks.us).
  • Maintaining social distancing.
  • Avoiding gatherings in groups greater than 45-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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