New COVID-19 case reported in Bourbon County

Friday, June 5, 2020

A Bourbon County positive COVID-19 test was confirmed Wednesday afternoon, making Bourbon County’s total number of positive cases eight, according to a news release from the SEK Multi-County Health Departments.

The testing was confirmed through a reference laboratory that was used. The resident is in isolation and their family is in quarantine. This case is most likely travel related. The investigation is complete and any potential contacts have been notified. There is low risk of exposure for Bourbon County residents from this case.

The Bourbon County Public Health Department urges the public to continue to take appropriate actions. Individuals should 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 and mouth.)

Please remember if you have the symptoms to:

• Call before going to a Clinic, Hospital, ER, or Health Department

• Close contact means: 6 foot or less for 10 minutes or more, with a positive case.

• If you are experiencing life threatening symptoms, please call 911.

For more information, call the SEK Multi-County Health Department: Bourbon: (620)223-4464, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday or the COVID-19 Hotline: (866)534-3463, visit the COVID-19 Resource Center at: or Southeast Kansas Multi-County Health Departments on Facebook for local updates.