Public health emergencies related to an infectious disease often result in rumors or speculation regarding positive cases within a community, which are in fact, false. As of 9:00 a.m. this morning, the Audrain County Health Department (ACHD) has not had a county resident that has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. ACHD will provide a brief report each day to update testing information in Audrain County:
It is important that each one of us continue to practice basic preventative measures to help decrease the spread. These measures, as outlined by the CDC, include avoiding contact with people who are sick, covering coughs and sneezes, proper handwashing, cleaning frequently used surfaces, and staying home when sick.
The Audrain County Health Department is taking necessary precautions to keep our patients and community safe and will continue to diligently monitor the COVID-19 situation and follow CDC guidelines to help protect the public health and limit spread of this infection.
We highly encourage, if you suspect that you have COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, call your healthcare provider before seeking care.
We will continue to update the status of COVID-19 cases each day via press release, on the Audrain County Health Department Facebook page, and at www.audraincountyhealth.org.
If you have questions, please consult a factual source, such as www.health.mo.gov/coronavirus or www.CDC.gov. The community can also call MDHSS 24-hour hotline 1-877-435-8411 or ACHD to address questions or concerns related to COVID-19.