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Chickasaw County Public Health reveals 6th case of virus is in county

RELEASE FROM CHICKASAW COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH:

Chickasaw County has another confirmed case of COVID-19 for a cumulative total of 6 cases, with 5 cases that have recovered and been released from Public Health monitoring.  Case 5 was released on Monday, May 4.  The sixth case is an adult in the 41-60 year old age range.

 “Life has completely changed for many of us because of COVID-19,” said Chickasaw County Public Health Director Lisa Welter. “Social distancing guidelines are good for helping to slow the spread of the virus, but can be difficult for many, especially if it means isolation from family, friends or co-workers.” 

If you are concerned about your own or a loved one’s use of alcohol or drugs, problem gambling, or mental health, including suicidal thoughts, visit YourLifeIowa.org for free and confidential phone, chat and text services, as well as links to treatment providers. Many providers are offering tele-services during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

If you are wondering what it’s like to contact Your Life Iowa, you can watch a short video to see how it works. Visit https://youtu.be/YNwODg1jse8. Services are free, confidential, and available 24/7 by phone at 855-581-8111, text at 855-895-8398 or online chat at YourLifeIowa.org. 

For more information about COVID-19, visit coronavirus.iowa.gov. Follow Chickasaw County Emergency Management on facebook for community updates. For nonmedical questions, the Chickasaw County Call Center is staffed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday through Friday at 641-229-8011.

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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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