COVID-19 case confirmed Tuesday

Thursday, June 25, 2020

A Bourbon County positive COVID-19 test was confirmed Tuesday afternoon, according to a release from the SEK Multi-County Health Departments.

The testing was confirmed through a reference laboratory that was used. This case is a contact of a positive case that was confirmed Monday. The Bourbon County Public Health Department is diligently working to complete the investigation at this time, the release said.

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 the following:

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

• Close contact means six 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 you may call the SEK Multi-County Health Department, Bourbon, (620)223-4464 between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 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.