Second Positive Case of COVID-19 Confirmed in Shelby County

Information Released by Shelby County Health Department:

The Shelby County Health Department announced its second positive case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on June 18. The case is travel-related to a high-risk area of the state. The patient is at home in quarantine.

Health Department staff are working in coordination with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) to determine any close contacts of that individual who were possibly exposed. If there were any, health officials will provide guidance to these individuals and monitor them closely for the development of symptoms.

The Health Department urges the public to take appropriate precautions including good hygiene, social distancing and limiting in-person interactions. If you are sick, particularly with a fever and a cough, or shortness of breath, stay home and contact your health care provider or urgent care center for guidance regarding symptoms and next steps.

“The best tips for prevention are still social distancing and proper handwashing,” said Audrey Gough, director of Shelby County Health Department. “Staying home if you are sick and avoiding close contact with others will help us limit any spread.”

For more information, visit the DHSS website at www.health.mo.gov/coronavirus or the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus. A statewide COVID-19 hotline also operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 877-435-8411.