MADISON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
806 WEST COLLEGE AVENUE TELEPHONE: (573)783-2747
FREDERICKTOWN, MO 63645 FAX: (573)783-8039
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For Immediate Release
Date: May 8, 2020
Teresa Rehkop, R.N., Assistant Administrator
First case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Madison County, Missouri
MADISON COUNTY, MISSOURI May 8, 2020 – The Madison County Health Department has confirmed its third positive case of COVID-19 in Madison County. The individual is currently on home isolation, following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
The Madison County Health Department continues to work with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and the CDC to identify and contact persons who may have come into contact with the individual while they were infectious and will monitor them for fever and respiratory symptoms. No other information will be provided regarding the patient.
To reduce risk and prevent the spread of COVID-19, we encourage following these basic preventive measures:
Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
Stay home if you are sick
Cover coughs and sneezes
Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces frequently
Practice social distancing
Postpone any non-essential activities
Limit or avoid person-to-person interaction
If you suspect that you have COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, call your health care provider to let them know before seeking care. It is critical that your provider is aware that you may have COVID-19 prior to your arrival at a healthcare facility, and that you follow all instructions for arriving at a health care facility. Inform the 911 operator of your or a household members illness when calling to request 911 service assistance.
Madison County Health Department would like for you to be a part of our Opioid Crisis Task Force. We have received funding through Missouri Department of Health to identify programs to help address the needs of our county so we can decrease opioid abuse/deaths.
Madison County is at high risk of experiencing a significant increase in HIV & Hepatitis C infection cases as per the Centers for Disease Control as related to injection drug use following CDC Consultation (July 2018) for our county. Madison County is ranked 58th in this national publication for these risks. We would value your ideas/input that your organization could bring to help fight against this epidemic.
Please join us in attending our task force meetings, which will be held every third Monday of the month at 5PM at Madison County Health Department.
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The Missouri DHSS Novel Coronavirus Information hotline is 1-877-435-8411. For the latest information on the COVID-19 "Coronavirus" click on the picture/link below.
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