New Information on Recent Cases Announced by the Taney and Stone County Health Departments plus other area counties:
The Taney County Health Department is notifying the public of itineraries of two new cases of COVID-19. Taney County has a total of 40 cases of COVID-19.
Case 38- This is travel related. All close contacts are being notified and placed in quarantine. The individual visited the following locations:
Friday, June 12th to Friday, June 19th
McDonald’s- 2214 W Hwy 76 in Branson Morning Drive Thru (unmasked)
McDonald’s- 515 W Main St in Branson- Evening Drive Thru (unmasked)
Wendy’s- 510 W main Street in Branson- evening Drive Thru (unmasked)
Sunday June 14th Ye Olde Wash House in Hollister- Mid Morning (unmasked)
CVS in Branson- Mid Morning (unmasked)
Sunfest Market in Branson- Mid-morning (unmasked)
Friday, June 19th CVS in Branson- After 5 pm (unmasked)
Case 39- This case is travel related. All close contacts are being notified and placed in quarantine. The individual visited the following location:
Saturday, June 13th 11 am Walmart Super Center Branson- (unmasked)
Case 40 is connected to a previous case of COVID-19. All close contacts have been notified and have been placed in quarantine. The individual visited the following locations: Monday, June 15th Bank of Missouri Lobby – Branson – 4:30 pm (unmasked)
Saturday, June 20th White Oak Station – 4017 W Hwy 76, Branson – 11:30 am – (unmasked)
Taney County Health Department is asking that everyone wear a face covering or mask, follow social distancing guidelines and stay home if you are sick.
Stone County Health Department is announcing 1 new confirmed case of Covid-19 brining Stone County’s case count to 12. The individual who tested positive is a close contact to a confirmed out of state case of COVID-19. Since their exposure they have remained at home. This individual has not visited any locations or exposed the community. Stone County Health Department will continue monitoring the confirmed case to insure proper isolation and quarantine protocols are being followed.
Stone County Health Department is mandated by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to protect health information about cases that arise in our county. Information we are allowed to release is very limited. Case location, other than county, is information we are NOT allowed to release. We are allowed, however, to release locations where a case has visited if there is a potential for community exposure. As part of Stone County Health Department’s duty to protect the public’s health we will release information of potential community exposure.
Community Exposure: NONE. This individual was quarantined at home and did not visit anywhere. There is no risk of community exposure.
Stone County’s Covid-19 case count is 12. At this time 4 of the 12 cases are active and 8 have recovered.
The health department encourages all residents to take appropriate precautions such as good hand hygiene, wearing a cloth face covering and social distancing. If you are sick stay home and call your provider, emergency room, urgent care, emergency personnel or health department before seeking medical attention.
The City of Harrison Facebook Page shares information from the Arkansas Department of Health that now has 16 cases of COVID-19 with eight current active plus one death.
Judge Sam Barr releases updated numbers on his Facebook Page Thursday afternoon that the Arkansas Department of Health now lists 149 total cases with 72 currently active and four deaths.
Two employees at Bentonview Park Health and Rehabilitation in Monett tested positive for COVID-19.
Health officials say both cases are a result of community spread, and the employees are under an isolation order.
The employees last worked on June 19 and 20.
The administrator of the Barry County Health Department says that the Bentonview Park management decided to test all residents and employees for COVID-19. The decision was made because people who are older than 65 years of age, who are immunocompromised or have chronic medical conditions, have the highest risk of serious illness.