Jewell County Health Department Confirms 14th Case of COVID-19

Jewell County Health Department Confirms 14th Case of COVID-19

The Jewell County Health Department received notification Friday, August 14th confirming their 14th case of COVID-19 in Jewell County.

The case involves a female over the age of 80 with unknown exposure who is being treated in a health care facility at this time.  Jewell County Health Department is working to identify any close contacts of the individual and those who were exposed will be contacted as soon as possible.  They will be monitoring these contacts for fever and respiratory symptoms.  No further information about the patient will be released.

Jewell County currently has two active cases.

If you are concerned you were a potential close contact of a COVID-19 positive patient, meaning you were within six feet for longer than 10 minutes, and you have not yet been notified by the health department, please quarantine in your home and contact the Jewell County Health Department.

If you develop respiratory symptoms, such as a cough, fever or shortness of breath, or are a potential direct contact of someone with a laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19, please contact your health care provider prior to arriving at the facility.  Please do not arrive at the clinic or the hospital prior to calling ahead.  These actions will reduce the chance of exposure to our health care providers, and allow for the most efficient usage of our currently limited health care resources.

Now more than ever it is important to implement social distancing, limit your risk of exposure, and do your part in preventing the spread of COVID-19.  All health care providers in the community are working together to safely and efficiently address your health care needs.