Bates County COVID-10 Update

July 15, 2020

Bates County Health Center has confirmed 3 new COVID-19 cases in Bates County.

Case #1—this individual, a male in his 30’s from Adrian, is a household contact of a current positive case. He has been in quarantine since the household member was determined to be positive. He will remain in isolation until released.

Case #2—this individual, a female in her 20’s from Adrian, who has been and remains asymptomatic, had been on quarantine following exposure to a positive case and was given a date that quarantine would end based on her last exposure to the positive case. According to CDC guidance this individual who worked critical infrastructure was able to return to work while awaiting test results as she had no symptoms. Although she was cleared by CDC guidelines and because there was a long delay in receiving test results, the Bates County Health Department felt it should advise of a very SLIGHT risk of community exposure on the following dates and locations:

Adrian Little League Football sign-ups: July 12, 2020
Adrian Bank main branch: July 13 & morning of July 14

During the investigation, it was found that many safeguards were in place at both of these locations which would decrease the possible exposure even more. Unless you feel that you were within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more with an individual that is positive for COVID-19 you are at very low risk.

Case #3—this individual is a female in her 20’s from Butler. Bates County Health Center is in the process of the initial investigation for contact tracing. This individual has contacted close family and friends and is working with the Health Center on any further possible contacts.

At this time, Bates County has had 23 positives cases, 5 of which are currently active.