Nodaway County Health Department Administrator, Tom Patterson, announces a twentieth Nodaway County, Missouri resident has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Sixteen of the twenty cases are no longer in isolation.

The affected individual is a male between 20-29 years of age, and a resident of Nodaway County. The individual is isolated in a private residence. If you are not contacted by the health department, then you are not considered a close contact and
not at risk.

The health department urges the public to practice social distancing by maintaining six (6) feet of separation, to limit in-person interactions, and to practice good handwashing and hygiene. Please avoid touching your face. Please clean phones,
devices, and contact surfaces frequently.

If you are sick, particularly with a fever and a cough, or shortness of breath, please call your health care provider before visiting for guidance regarding symptoms and next steps.

For more information, visit the DHSS website at www.health.mo.gov/coronavirus or the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus . A statewide COVID-19 hotline also operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 877-435-8411. Follow Nodaway County Health Department on Facebook.