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Floyd County Public Health talks coronavirus; what to do if it spreads to area

The coronavirus is closing schools, sectioning-off districts, and instilling fear around the world. The CDC announced it could take months to wrangle the germ and create a drug to combat it. Tensions rise even further when the symptoms of the drugs can show up-to two weeks after picking up the virus. Floyd County Public Health is preparing for the possibility that the coronavirus could spread into Iowa – even with the number of current infected Iowans hovering at zero.


Administrator Gail Arjes says FCPH is working closely with the Iowa Department of Public Health to develop a plan in case of an outbreak.

Arjes says residents of Floyd County should focus on three actions when preventing the spread of the disease:

  1. Cover coughs and sneezes
  2. Wash hands frequently
  3. Stay home if ill

Arjes cannot make a definite prediction on the virus’s trajectory.


Carter Melrose

Carter bullied his way onto the KCHA radio waves after spending 4 years at the University of Iowa as a studying journalist. He writes news, short stories, features, but more than anything, he has a proclivity to wax philosophically.
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