For Immediate Release:
(Jefferson County, Kansas- April 16, 2020)
As of today, there has been five (5) positive cases of COVID-19 in Jefferson County. Four individuals have recovered and zero (0) deaths have been reported. All five cases have had mild symptoms and have isolated appropriately at home. None of these cases have required hospitalizations. Three of the cases have been work exposure/ travel related and the other two cases source exposure has not been determined.
The Jefferson County Health Department continues to monitor residents in quarantine and those who are pending results per the Kansas Department of Health and Environment surveillance system.
On April 15, 2020 the governor extended her Stay at Home order, Executive order 20-16, through midnight on May 3, 2020. We are extremely thankful to our community, who in most part, has done a great job in staying home and social distancing. We believe this has made a large impact on the amount of cases that have been reported in Jefferson County. As this pandemic continues, we know it will more challenging to heed these orders, but we ask you to continue to do what you are doing for yourself, your family, and your community.
We ask for your continued assistance following the recommended guidelines and orders:
• Stay at home, except for essential work or essential business
• Self-quarantine: 14 days home quarantine if you have travelled to a high-risk area since 3/15/2020
• Social Distancing: Refrain from gathering in social groups of more than 10, and maintain six (6) feet from others
• Hand Washing: Practice good general hygiene, vigorous handwashing and limiting hand contact with the face
• Best Practice: Do not go to work if you have a fever or flu-like symptoms
For updated COVID-19 information, please go to:
Kansas Dept. of Health and Environment’s (KDHE) COVID-19 https://govstatus.egov.com/coronavirus
Center for Disease Control (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
Jefferson County www.jfcountyks.com
If you have any questions, please call the Jefferson County Health Department at 785-403-0025.
April 8 Press-Release