The Webster County Health Unit was notified of potential public exposures related to a positive COVID-19 individual residing in Douglas County.
6/17/20 – O’Reillys Auto Parts Store, Rogersville around 12:00 p.m. (symptomatic, infectious, masked); Caseys, Seymour around 12-1:00 p.m. (symptomatic, infectious, masked); Dollar General, Seymour around 6:00 p.m. (symptomatic, infectious, masked)
6/19/20 - Skinners Bar-B-Q, Rogersville sometime in the afternoon (symptomatic, infectious, unmasked); Conoco, Rogersville around 5:45 p.m. (symptomatic, infectious, masked)
6/23/20 - Dollar General, Fordland around 5:45 p.m. (symptomatic, infectious, masked)
This would be considered a low risk, but you should be aware of your symptoms and report any to your primary care provider to determine if testing is warranted. Symptoms to be watching for are:
• Shortness of breath
• Muscle pain
• Sore throat
• Congestion or runny nose
• Loss of taste or smell
Things that you can do to help minimize your risk is continue to social distance, wear a mask when out in public, wash your hands frequently, use hand sanitizer if soap and water is unavailable, and stay home if you are ill.
If you have any questions regarding COVID-19, please call the state hotline at 877-435-8411 or the Health Unit at 417-859-2532.