SEK Multi-County Health Departments
Bourbon County, Kansas
April 5, 2020;
3 more Bourbon County, KS positive COVID-19 tests were confirmed this morning, making Bourbon County’s total number of cases 7. The testing was confirmed through a reference laboratory that was used. The individuals were already in quarantine in their home, as a result, the chance for community spread from these individuals is minimal. Additionally, the Health Department is aware of each person’s exposure source and all individuals are isolated to their homes. All potential exposures have been notified and are/have been in quarantine.
The following information is provided by Rebecca Johnson
SEK Multi-County Health Department Administrator
This is guidance received from KDHE on Licensed Childcare Facilities if you are needing any info on that topic-due to the child that tested positive in Bourbon County and attends a daycare: https://www.kdheks.gov/coronavirus/toolkit/Interim_Guidance_for_Child_Care_Facilities_Licensed_by_KDHE.pdfif
Due to the number of cases in Bourbon County, we will no longer issue a Press Release each time we get a new case. You can find current case count for Bourbon County at the internet address below. KDHE usually updates the site around 10:00AM daily.
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
Please remember if you have the symptoms to:
Call before going to a Clinic, Hospital, ER, or Health Department
Close contact means: 6 foot or less for 10 minutes or more, with a positive case.
If you are experiencing life threatening symptoms, PLEASE CALL 911.
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.htmOR Southeast Kansas Multi-County Health Departments on Facebook for local updates.