The Adair County Health Department yesterday announced the second confirmed case of Coronavirus COVID-19. The case is not travel-related and the patient, a 34-year-old female, is in isolation at home under medical management by Northeast Family Health. Health Department staff are working in coordination with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to determine any close contacts of that individual who were possibly exposed. If there were any, health officials will provide guidance to these individuals
and monitor them closely for the development of symptoms.
The individual who was the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Adair County has been released from isolation, making this second case the only active case at this time.
The health department urges the public to take appropriate precautions including good hygiene, social distancing and limiting in-person interactions. If you are sick, particularly with a fever and a cough, or shortness of breath, stay home and contact your health care provider or urgent care center for guidance regarding symptoms and next steps.