SEK Multi-County Health Departments issue press release about coronavirus

The risk to the public is low, health department says. No cases have been reported in Allen County.

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March 13, 2020 - 5:18 PM

Allen County currently is and has been monitoring the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). At this time there are NO confirmed cases reported in Allen County.

The risk to the public in Allen County, Kansas of infection from COVID-19 is low, although the emergence of any new virus presents a challenge to public health and health care systems. This remains an evolving situation. The Allen County Health Department has been preparing for outbreaks and will continue working closely with local, state and federal partners to monitor, respond and inform the public of any potential threat.

SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath

DO NOT go to a Clinic, Hospital, ER, or Health Department without calling prior to arrival

WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID-19 OR HAVE RETURNED FROM AN AREA WITH KNOWN CASES:

  • Remain at home
  • Call your local clinic/family physician’s office for questions regarding testing or the Allen County Health Department.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS OR ARE IN RESPIRATORY DISTRESS:

  • Call your local clinic/family physician’s office OR 911, where you will receive further instructions. 

Tips:

  • Stay away from people who are ill
  • If you have a compromised immune system or are  considered a vulnerable population, avoid large gatherings, face to face time, and practice social distancing
  • Stay home if sick
  • Practice personal hygiene habits including handwashing, covering your cough, and avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth
  • For more information you may call the Allen County Health Department: (620)365-2191 Monday-Thursday 7:00am-5:30pm OR the COVID-19 Hotline: (866)534-3463
  • You may also visit the COVID-19 Resource Center at : http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm
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