More Positive Cases in Bates County

July 24, 2020

Bates County Health Center has confirmed 3 more positive cases of COVID-19 in Bates County.

Although test results were just received, all 3 cases are out of isolation time frame related to date of symptom onset or date of testing.

All contact tracing has been done and any parties that have had close contact are being notified.

Any individuals advised of need for isolation and quarantine are per CDC guidelines.

At this time, Bates County has had 36 positives cases, 2 of which are currently active and isolated and 1 remains hospitalized in Kansas City.

We would also like to remind individuals that if you have been tested, you should quarantine at home until test results are received—this decreases any possible exposure for others in the event your results come back positive.

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), and to stay home if you are sick.  Wearing a mask in public is also encouraged.  It is up to each and every one of us to stop the spread of this disease!