SITE OF A RECENT CASE OF EXPOSURE HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS HANK’S PLACE!

By William

MCPHERSON – While the Friday media release by the McPherson County Health Department still reports 42 cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) within McPherson County – 41 total confirmed cases plus 1 case identified as probable by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment – they have also identified and are investigating an exposure at a local McPherson establishment.

INVESTIGATING: The McPherson County Health Department is currently investigating an exposure at Hank’s Place located at 217 N. Ash Street in McPherson.

If you or anyone you know were at Hank’s Place on Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 between 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. – YOU MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED to COVID-19.

It is requested that you call the McPherson County Health Department at 620-241-1753.

CHANGES IN TRAVEL QUARANTINES: The Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the McPherson County Health Department have updated their listing of required quarantine after traveling out of state.

They continue to mandate a 14-day home quarantine for anyone in Kansas if you have done any of the following:

  • Traveled within the United States to any of the following states with a known widespread community transmission:
  • > On or After May 12 to the state of Maryland.
  • > On or After June 17 to the states of Alabama, Arizona, or Arkansas.
  • > Traveled internationally on or after March 15.
  • > Traveled on a cruise ship or river cruise On or After March 15.

REMINDER # 1: 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 # 2: 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 # 3: 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 UPDATE: We are now in PHASE 3 of REOPENING KANSAS!

The McPherson County Health Department has updated local recommendations to reflect the phase. With a recommendation that McPherson County remains in Phase 3 until June 29, 2020.

The team will reevaluate the community standings and risk for spread later next week before recommending we move to Phase Out.

This decision is based off of the current facility investigation, increases in positive cases over the last 14 days, and the recommendation from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

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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