TUCKER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Today, the Tucker County Health Department (TCHD) was notified of 10 additional COVID-19 positive cases of Tucker County residents. TCHD is investigating these cases and has quarantined individuals who have been identified as close contacts according to CDC protocol. Most likely, 2 more outbreaks will be declared from positives received today (currently, we already have 3 active outbreaks). The additional positive cases currently bring Tucker County’s total up to 106 confirmed positive cases since the beginning of this pandemic. Currently, we have 32 active cases and 74 that have recovered. Also, today, TCHD received multiple positive cases of individuals that do not reside in Tucker County but do work here or attend school here. Their contacts have also been contacted and quarantined.
WE ARE SEEING AN ALARMING NUMBER OF POSITIVE CASES! PLEASE TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS AND PROTECT YOURSELF, YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR NEIGHBORS AND WEAR FACE COVERINGS.
Governor Justice’s New Executive Order states:
-Face covering must be worn at all times in all public indoor places
-Does not apply to children under the age of 9 or anyone who has trouble breathing or otherwise unable to remove mask without assistance
-Does not apply when you are at a restaurant and actively consuming food or drink, or in a closed room by yourself
-All businesses must post signs and ensure requirement is being followed
PLEASE BE AWARE and “Don’t think that your symptoms are only allergies and dismiss it as non-COVID-19 symptoms. Many people who are POSITIVE for COVID-19 MAY NOT HAVE A FEVER, but have congestion, headache, cough, or other symptoms. When in doubt, contact your health provider and get tested.” GETTING TESTED is key in containing this virus.
Testing is available:
St. George Medical Clinic
7 AM – 5 PM Monday – Thursday
7:30 AM -4 PM Friday
St. George School Based Clinic
7:30 AM – 8 PM Monday – Friday
8 AM – 12 PM Saturday
Thomas Fire Hall
Tuesdays 8:30 AM -12 PM
Parsons Fire Hall
Wednesdays 8 AM – 12 PM
Mountaintop Health Center
Monday – Friday (please call first 304-463-3331).