Stone County Releases Information on Positive COVID-19 Case in Reeds Spring Area

Press Release

Stone County Health Department (SCHD) is confirming an individual at the Reeds Spring Boys and Girls Club has tested positive for Covid-19. The positive individual has been quarantined and will not return until the appropriate quarantine period has passed, and symptoms have resolved. Close contacts of the individual have been quarantined for the CDC recommended period of 14 days from their last date of exposure. If you have not been contacted, you are not considered a close contact and there is no need to quarantine.

Reeds Spring Boys and Girls Club have processes in place to reduce the risk of exposure to the whole club. Students are in one classroom and do not share community space. Currently the Stone County Health Department is not recommending closure due to the limited exposure. The risk of exposure is low and people who were at this location on July 24th, 2020 are at low risk for contracting COVID-19 but should monitor for symptoms. If you have not been contacted there is no need to self-quarantine or isolate unless symptoms develop.

The health department encourages all residents to take appropriate precautions such as good hand hygiene and social distancing. CDC is also recommending cloth face coverings or masks as an additional, voluntary public health measure to help slow the spread of COVID-19 (N95 respirators should continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders). The cloth face coverings or masks should be worn in areas of significant community-based transmission (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies).

For more information, call us 417-357-6134, follow us on Facebook or visit our website: www.stonecountyhealthdepartment.com

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