Barry County announces 2nd COVID-19 death
67-year-old had underlying health issues
The Barry County Health Department has reported a second COVID-19 associated death in the county.
The second person was a 67-year-old man with underlying health issues.
“The Health Department and Emergency Management officials wish to offer their sincerest condolences to the family and friends on their loss,” said Roger Brock, Barry County Health Department administrator.
Brock and Emergency Management Director David Compton remind Barry County citizens that COVID-19 remains a serious threat to everyone in the county.
“Since COVID spreads through respiratory droplets expelled when a person talks, coughs, or sneezes, the best prevention is to limit those droplets with a face covering,” Brock said. “All residents are encouraged to wear face coverings anytime you are within 6 feet of a people outside of your home. Individual businesses should adopt masking requirements for employees and customers. Service providers who cannot practice physical distancing (6 feet or more) are required to remain masked while providing any type of service.”
Barry County Phase 2 Mitigation Rules began June 26 and remain in effect until Aug. 31. Those rules include required source control masking of service providers; recommended physical distancing, cloth face coverings, and enhanced hygiene practices.
For more information about COVID-19, visit cdc.gov/coronavirus, call the Barry County Health Department at 417-847-2114 or the Missouri DHSS 24 hour hotline number at 877-435-8411.