The 1st confirmed case of COVID-19 in Chickasaw County was found on April 6th. After that, about every 4 days, a new case of the virus sprung up in the county. Almost on cue, today they have their 5th case.
The new case is in the 41-60 year age group.
As of now, 3 of the 5 cases in Chickasaw County are fully recovered and released from Public Health monitoring.
Chickasaw County Public Health Director Lisa Welter says people should get outside, but remember to stay aware:
“We encourage residents to spend time outdoors when possible because it’s beneficial to mental health and physical activity is a necessary part of a healthy lifestyle. Everyone needs to continue following social distancing guidelines when outdoors because close contact, even outside, can spread the virus that causes COVID-19.”
A press release from CCPH says when outdoors, people should:
- Maintain social distancing by keeping a distance of at least 6 feet between yourself and anyone you encounter outdoors.
- Spend time outdoors alone, or only with members of your household. This is not the time for team sports or recreation.
- Avoid popular parks and trails that are frequently crowded.
- Avoid touching surfaces like crosswalk buttons, park benches, etc. Carry hand sanitizer with you so you can clean your hands while outside, and be sure to wash your hands as soon as you return home.
For more information about COVID-19, visit coronavirus.iowa.gov.