Lawrence County Health Dept. reports nine new cases of COVID-19
June 25, 2020
The Lawrence County Health Department is announcing nine new cases of COVID-19. Lawrence County now has a total of 27 cases (seven of those have recovered, 20 are currently active).
Positive cases have been told to self-isolate at home. Close contacts have been or are in the process of being notified and the health department will continue to monitor these individuals and provide instruction.
Many of the positive cases only traveled between home and work before being diagnosed. It was determined some cases visited the following locations while possibly infectious:
• June 12, 13, 14: Rapid Roberts in Monett (near DQ) in the afternoon (no mask)
• June 18: Dollar General in Purdy, around 6 p.m. (no mask)
• June 19: Walmart in Monett, 2:30 - 3: p.m. (no mask)
• Lowe's in Monett, 5 - 5:30 p.m. (no mask)
If you were at these locations during these dates and times, there is no need to self-quarantine unless any of the following symptoms develop:
Fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
If symptoms develop, contact your health care provider.
As cases continue to rise in Lawrence County and surrounding counties, please continue to take the following precautions:
• Wear a mask or face-covering in public (this helps protect others from YOU, if you're pre-symptomatic.)
• Avoid large crowds and gatherings
• Keep six feet of distance between yourself and others
• Stay home when sick
• Wash hands frequently, don't touch your face, and clean frequently-touched surfaces often
Visit our website at www.lawrencecohealth.com for more information about COVID-19 and testing.