JOINT PRESS RELEASE

Atchison County Health Department
Atchison County Commission
Atchison County Emergency Management/911
Dr. Richard Aron Burke

09/02/2020

POTENTIAL COVID-19 EXPOSURE

Atchison County Health Department has been notified of a positive COVID-19 case who attended a family visitation and funeral in the Tarkio, MO area on August 27thand 28th. Anyone that attended that funeral is strongly advised to monitor their health.

It is our recommendation that you continue to maintain physical distance of six feet when in public settings, stay home when you are sick, perform proper hand washing, and clean frequently touched surfaces. If you cannot maintain six feet of physical distance from others, it is recommended to wear a face covering.

If you are experiencing respiratory symptoms, a new cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever or chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headaches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea, please stay home and call your health care provider for guidance regarding symptoms and next steps.

For further questions, you can contact the Health Department at 660-736-4121.
For more information visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus or the Missouri Department of Health website at www.dhss.mo.gov/coronavirus. The community can also call the Missouri Coronavirus Information 24-hour Hotline at 877-435-8411 to address questions or concerns related to COVID-19.

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