The Taney County Health Department (TCHD) announced Saturday they are investigating a second positive COVID-19 case in the county.
TCHD says the case is not a travel related case and all the known contacts of the patient have been told to quarantine for 14 days as a precautionary measure.
“The individual who tested positive has been notified and is currently following isolation guidelines,” Tiffany Bullock, Public Health Nurse Specializing in Communicable Disease Investigation for the Taney County Health Department, said in a statement.
TCHD officials are reminding the public that they have a large role to play on combating the spread of COVID-19.
“Every single person in our community has a responsibility to help slow the spread of COVID-19,” Lisa Marshall, Director of the Taney County Health Department, said in a statement. “Everyone should be staying home, unless leaving for necessities, such as food or medication. All proactive and preventive measures we take now will help reduce the number of COVID-19 cases in the long run.”
TCHD in their statement also reminded people to wash their hands, avoid gatherings of more than 10 people, stay home, and practice social distancing if you must go out.