SEK Multi-County Health Departments
Bourbon County, Kansas
March 22, 2020;
A Bourbon County, KS positive COVID-19 test was confirmed this afternoon. The testing has been confirmed through the KDHE laboratory in Topeka, KS. The Bourbon County Public Health Department is working diligently to investigate, identify and contact individuals who have been exposed. Updates to follow.
The Bourbon County Public Health Department urges the public to continue to take appropriate actions. Everyone should practice good hygiene, stay informed, practice social distancing and limit in-person interactions, and avoid travel whenever possible.
SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19:
Shortness of Breath
Close contact means: 6 foot or less for 10 minutes or more, with a positive case.
DO NOT go to a Clinic, Hospital, ER, or Health Department without calling prior to arrival
WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID-19 OR HAVE RETURNED FROM AN AREA WITH KNOWN CASES:
Remain at home
Call your local clinic/family physician’s office for questions regarding testing or your County Health Department.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS OR ARE IN RESPIRATORY DISTRESS:
- Call your local clinic/family physician’s office OR 911, where you will receive further instructions.
- Stay away from people who are ill
- If you have a compromised immune system or are considered a vulnerable population, avoid large gatherings, face to face time, and practice social distancing
- Stay home if sick
- Practice personal hygiene habits including handwashing, covering your cough, and avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth
- For more information you may call the SEK Multi-County Health Department: Bourbon: (620)223-4464 Monday-Thursday 7:00am-5:30pm OR the COVID-19 Hotline: (866)534-3463.
- You may also visit the COVID-19 Resource Center at : http://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/index.htm