Kiowa County Public Health COVID-19 weekly update - September 23, 2020
Cases:1, Hospitalizations:0, Deaths:0
- Kiowa County has its first case of COVID-19. A female in her 60s tested positive. She is isolated at home and is expected to make a full recovery. Public health has contacted and quarantined close contacts.
- Kiowa County is in Safer at Home Level 1. Progression to Protect Our Neighbors will be discussed later this week. See the levels, what it takes to meet them, and the new dial system at https://covid19.colorado.gov/
- Schools: Outbreak guidance is under review at the state level and revisions are expected mid-October. Football seasons will be starting soon due to variance approval. Stay tuned to your school district for more information.
- Vaccine may become available by the end of the year in very limited quantities. It will likely be limited to those who are most vulnerable and healthcare workforce initially. Vaccine for the general public may not be available until spring.
- Due to COVID-19 restrictions we will be giving flu shots via drive-thru clinics this year. Stay tuned for the announcement of date(s).
- If you think you may have symptoms of COVID-19, or may have been exposed, and are interested in testing, call 438-2251 to schedule. If you are having severe symptoms such as significant trouble breathing, etc. call 911.
- There continues to be a Mask Mandate for those over the age of 10 in all indoor spaces other than home.
•Stay home if not feeling well, cover coughs and sneezes, wash hands frequently or use 60+% alcohol-based hand sanitizer, wear a mask/face covering to contain any respiratory droplets and stay at least 6 feet from others and minimize gatherings. Call Public Health with any questions at 336-8721