Contact Tracing For Coronavirus Covid-19

As of yesterday, one person in Adair County has tested positive for Coronavirus COVID-19, and one physician from Columbia, Missouri, who saw patients at the George Rea Cancer Center in Kirksville, has tested positive in Boone County. Both are in self-isolation.

The Adair County Health Department has received calls from several patients who saw the physician last Thursday during his normal clinic hours at the Kirksville cancer center location.

The Health Department is obtaining from Missouri Cancer Associates in Columbia, which operates the cancer center, a complete list of patients seen there on March 19. Staff from the Health Department will contact all patients to obtain information necessary to monitor them and to conduct contact tracing to identify others who could be at risk for exposure.

Currently, the Adair County Health Department is advising those patients to self-quarantine for 14 days, take their temperatures at least twice daily, and to contact their healthcare providers immediately if they begin to experience any of the symptoms of COVID-19.