First Confirmed COVID-19 Case In Livingston County
The first confirmed case of COVID-19 / Coronavirus in Livingston County was announced Saturday afternoon by Livingston County Health Center Director Sherry Weldon. Weldon says the case is NOT travel-related and the patient, a 64-year-old woman, is quarantined at home.
Health Center staff are working in coordination with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) to determine any close contacts of that individual who were possibly exposed. If there were any, health officials will provide guidance to these individuals and monitor them closely for the development of symptoms.
The health center urges the public to take appropriate precautions including good hygiene, social distancing and limiting in-person interactions. If you are sick, particularly with a fever and a cough, or shortness of breath, stay home and contact your health care provider or urgent care center for guidance regarding symptoms and next steps.
“The best tips for prevention are still social distancing and proper handwashing,” said Sherry Weldon, Administrator at the Livingston County Health Center. “Staying home if you are sick and avoiding close contact with others will help us limit any spread.”