We urge our community members to be vigilant in their health. Please stay home if you are
ill. Avoid large indoor crowds. Seek testing whether it be at your providers office or with
an at home test if you have symptoms or have been knowingly exposed to the virus. Wear
a mask when out in the community. Maintain a proper diet and exercise. Seek medical care
and follow-up with your primary care providers. Consider vaccination if you have not yet
done so or have not yet received your booster dose.

Symptoms of COVID-19 vary from person to person, but can include the following:
cough, fever, headache, body/muscle aches, sore throat, and/or loss of taste/smell. It is
important to note that not all persons will have all of the above symptoms. Some may only
have one or a combination of the above. Symptoms can vary in their intensity and duration.
If you test positive, the Center for Disease Control recommends that you stay home for a
period of five days from symptom onset or positive test, whichever occurs first. If you
need to leave your home after this period and have no fever, it is their recommendation to
wear a mask for days 6-10.

Community members who wish to receive the vaccine may visit the health department on
the first Thursday of each month from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. the remaining Thursday’s
from 8:00 am to 10:00 am on a walk-in basis. If you are uncertain of your vaccine status or need for a booster, please call our office at 660-947-2429.

Community members with questions regarding COVID-19 or the vaccine are encouraged
to call their primary care providers or the health department.