Barry County announces locations of individual with COVID-19

Friday, August 14, 2020

The Barry County Health Department is notifying the public of these potential exposures from a COVID-19 positive individual.

A recent positive case visited:

• Aug. 3, El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant in Cassville from 5-7 p.m.

• Aug. 8, Walmart in Cassville from 8-9 a.m.

People visiting these locations on these dates, who did not have close contact, are at low risk of contracting COVID-19, but should monitor for symptoms. COVID-19 can appear 2-14 days after exposure, and symptoms include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, fever, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, or a new loss of taste or smell. Anyone who believes they have symptoms of COVID-19 should stay home, call a medical provider and wear a mask when near anyone who does not live in the same home.

“COVID remains a threat to all persons in Barry County,” said Roger Brock, Barry County Health Department administrator. “Our infection positive remains high, at over 4 percent. We have had over 250 cases and 4 deaths. Everyone must continue protect themselves and each other by maintaining physical distancing, wearing a face covering, and washing hands often.”

Barry County Phase 2 Mitigation Rules began June 26 and remains 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.

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