Mcpherson County COVID-19 Update

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CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) IN MCPHERSON COUNTY

McPherson County Health Department reports 190 total confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in McPherson County. 171 of the total
confirmed cases have now met recovery guidelines set forth by the KDHE. There is one current hospitalization and one death.
• Positive case #188 is a symptomatic male in his 30s with known exposure and is recovering at home (family of #180).
• Positive case #189 is a symptomatic male in his 20s with known exposure and is recovering at home.
• Positive case #190 is a symptomatic female in her 20s with travel-related exposure and is recovering at home.
The McPherson County Health Department is investigating an exposure at the Ol Stuga, 119 S Main St. in Lindsborg. If you were at the Ol Stuga on Thursday, August 13th or Saturday, August 15th from 5:00pm to 11:00pm, you may have been exposed to COVID-19 and require a 14-day quarantine.
Please call McPherson County Health Department at (620)241-1753 for instruction.

McPherson County is in Phase 3 of Reopening Kansas. Updated documents can be found on mcphersoncoutyks.us on the home page, under “COVID-
19: Reopening McPherson County.” McPherson County Health Department recommends McPherson County remains in Phase 3 at least until

September 14th, 2020. This decision extends Phase 3 again by two incubation periods and is based on the number of positive cases with unknown exposure and the continuous increase in new cases. The Health Department will continue to evaluate the threat COVID-19 poses in our communities.

McPherson County Health Department is working closely with key partners to evaluate the upcoming school year. It is our goal to continue to keep the
community informed. The percent of positive cases out of how many McPherson County residents were tested during a 14-day period will facilitate MCHD recommendations. Criteria that will influence the recommendation to move schools to more or less restrictive measures can be found on
mcphersoncountyks.us on the home page, under “COVID-19: Reopening McPherson County.” Data

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