Two new positive COVID-19 cases in Bourbon County

Monday, June 22, 2020

Two Bourbon County positive COVID-19 tests were confirmed Monday morning, according to a news release from the SEK Multi-County Health Departments.

The testing was confirmed through a reference laboratory that was used. The individuals are out of different households, but both are symptomatic. Both cases are travel-related, with one out of state and the other out of county. One is a healthcare worker. Both are in isolation and their families are in quarantine. The Bourbon County Public Health Department is diligently working to complete both investigations at this time, the release said.

Bourbon County now has a total of 11 positive cases since testing began, according to the SEK Multi-County Health Department’s weekly update released Monday.

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 the face (especially eyes, nose and mouth.)

People with symptoms should remember:

• 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.

• Stay home if sick.

People who are experiencing life threatening symptoms should call 911.

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