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Crawford County warns of possible COVID-19 exposure

The Crawford County Health Department is advising attendees of the Crawford County Fair of possible COVID-19 exposures.

Those individuals who were attending the animal shows in the grandstands on July 30 from 8 – 11 a.m., as well those who were at the fairgrounds July 30 between 6:30 – 9 p.m., may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Those who attended the county fair during any of the above time frames should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 until the end of August 13.

Symptoms include fever, cough, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, fatigue, diarrhea, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and/or shortness of breath/difficulty breathing.

If symptoms develop, please stay home, and contact your health care provider or local health department for guidance on testing. In an emergency, please call 911 and notify first responders that you were potentially exposed to COVID-19 and, if possible, put on a cloth face mask before they arrive.

All individuals are encouraged to continue taking precautions to limit the spread of disease: avoid large gatherings, wear a face covering in public places and when unable to maintain a 6- foot distance from others, wash your hands frequently with soap and water or clean using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, cover your coughs and sneezes, and stay home if you are sick.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit the Crawford County website at crawfordcountykansas.org or call 620-231-5411

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