SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Springfield-Greene County Well being Division stories a Missouri State College pupil has examined constructive for COVID-19.
The take a look at occurred in Boone County, Mo. The coed had traveled domestically to an space impacted by the coronavirus.
The coed had not been in southwest Missouri since March 14. The coed doesn’t dwell within the dorms. The coed is doing nicely and recovering in isolation in Boone County. The Columbia-Boone County Well being Division is conducting contact tracing to find out others who may have are available in contact with the coed and is working intently with the Springfield-Greene County Well being Division and Missouri State College to make the required notifications.
-On Wednesday, March 11, the coed had lacrosse apply.
-Missouri State College held courses till Thursday, March 12. To reiterate, MSU and SGCHD are working to establish and notify any classroom contacts the affected person might have had.
-On Saturday, March 14— the coed left city and has not returned to Greene County.
Individuals who have been at these places on these dates are at low danger for contracting COVID-19, however ought to monitor for signs. There isn’t any must self-quarantine or isolate except signs develop or you’re in any other case notified by the Well being Division.
COVID-19 is unfold via respiratory droplets produced when an contaminated individual coughs or sneezes. It spreads between people who find themselves in shut contact with each other (inside about 6 toes). Individuals are considered most contagious when they’re most symptomatic. Some unfold is feasible earlier than folks present signs, however it’s not thought that that is the primary means the virus is transmitted. Additionally it is not thought that touching a floor or object that has the virus on it’s the primary means the virus spreads.
Well being leaders encourage you to apply social distancing. Social distancing is presently probably the most necessary components we will management within the COVID-19 outbreak. Social distancing consists of avoiding shut contact with different people so as to keep away from catching the virus your self and to keep away from passing it on. Additionally it is necessary to remain dwelling in case you are sick, wash your palms typically and completely and phone your well being care supplier if signs do develop.