TUCKER COUNTY HEALTH DEPT COVID UPDATE 9/19/2021
Tucker County’s TOTAL CASE NUMBERS are 887 confirmed positive cases since the beginning of this pandemic, 86 active cases, 788 that have recovered and 13 deaths.
As a County we have seen a huge increase in COVID-19 cases starting in August. Since 9/01/2021, we have seen 195 NEW POSITIVE CASES of COVID-19 in the county (total positive cases in August (132), July (5), and June (2). This Delta variant is very contagious and spreading like a wildfire. Please follow the following steps to help our county get through this surge.
- If you have not gotten vaccinated, PLEASE CONSIDERED IT. This Delta Variant seems to be very hard on many of our unvaccinated residents. The vaccine will protect you and your community. Even when those who have gotten vaccinated and still contract the virus, they generally have much lighter symptoms.
- Wear a mask. A mask may not be 100 percent effective, but it is very effective in protecting you and your community from the spread of COVID-19.
- If you have symptoms, don’t go to work, school, or to other public places. Go get tested.
- If you test positive or are a direct contact to a positive case, follow the quarantine protocol.
IT WILL TAKE ALL OF US DOING OUR PART, TO GET THROUGH THIS.
COVID-19 testing is offered at St. George Medical Clinic, St. George School Based Clinic, Mountain Top Clinic, and 259STAT in Davis (Please call for details).
Quarantine and Isolation Instructions
CONTACTS OF A COVID-19 POSITIVE
Individual must Quarantine if they have been in close contact with a positive case (within 6 feet of someone for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone who has COVID-19, unless they have been fully vaccinated or have been COVID-19 positive within the previous 3 months and recovered and remains without COVID-19 symptoms (for example, cough, shortness of breath)
People who are fully vaccinated do NOT need to quarantine after contact with someone who had COVID-19 unless they have symptoms.
However, CDC recommends that, fully vaccinated people should get tested 3-5 days after their exposure, even they don’t have symptoms and wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until their test result is negative.
CDC SAYS THREE OPTIONS
- Stay home for 14 days after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19.
Watch for fever (100.4◦F), cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19. If possible, stay away from people you live with, especially people who are at higher risk for getting very sick from COVID-19.
- After day 10 with no symptoms and without testing
- After day 7 with no symptoms and after receiving a negative test result (test must occur on day 5 or later)
INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE TESTED
COVID Positive Isolation
Isolation is used to separate people infected with COVID-19 from those who are not infected.
People who are in isolation should stay home until it’s safe for them to be around others. At home, anyone sick or infected should separate from others, stay in a specific “sick room” or area, and use a separate bathroom (if available).
What to do
They should monitor their symptoms. If they have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately.
Stay in a separate room from other household members, if possible.
Use a separate bathroom, if possible.
Avoid contact with other members of the household and pets.
Don’t share personal household items, like cups, towels, and utensils.
Wear a mask when around other people if able.
Positive COVID-19 Individuals can be released from isolation.
10 days since symptoms first appeared and
24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and
Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving*
*Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation
10 days after initial positive test was administered.