Bates County COVID-19 Update

July 13, 2020


The Bates County Health Center has confirmed another positive case of COVID-19 in Bates County.


The case is a male in his 20’s with a Butler address.   Bates County Health Center is working to identify and contact anyone that may have come in contact with this individual which may have put them at risk and will monitor them for any signs and symptoms of illness.  Per CDC guidelines, this individual is isolated at home and any close contacts have been instructed on self-quarantine protocols.


At this time, Bates County has had 19 positives in which 5 are currently active.


With our numbers for Bates County rising, we hope everyone will continue to practice social distancing, clean/disinfect any high touched surfaces, wash their hands with soap and water routinely, use hand sanitizer if soap and water is not available and avoid touching your face (especially eyes, nose & mouth).  Wearing a mask in public is also encouraged.  It is up to each and everyone of us to stop the spread of this disease!