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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Bates County Health Center confirms new case of COVID-19



August 20, 2020

Bates County Health Center has confirmed another positive case of COVID-19 in Bates County. This case is from Rich Hill. All contact tracing has been done on this case and any parties that have had close contact, as reported to us by the positive case, were notified.

Any individuals advised of need for isolation and quarantine are per CDC guidelines.

At this time, Bates County has had 63 positives cases, 8 of which are currently active and isolated.

We would also like to remind individuals that if you have been tested, you should quarantine at home until test results are received—this decreases any possible exposure for others in the event your results come back positive.

With our numbers for Bates County rising, we hope everyone will continue to practice social distancing, clean/disinfect any high touched surfaces, wash their hands with soap and water routinely, use hand sanitizer if soap and water is not available, avoid touching your face (especially eyes, nose & mouth), and to stay home if you are sick. Wearing a mask in public is also encouraged. It is up to each and every one of us to stop the spread of this disease!