CIRCLEVILLE — Pickaway County has its first confirmed case of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus.
In a press release from Pickaway County Public Health, the individual, who is not named, is currently being isolated. The PCPH is working to identify close contacts to the patient and will reach out to those who would require testing or monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19.
“PCPH, OhioHealth Berger, and our community partners are monitoring this situation and are working closely with the Ohio Department of health to prepare for and respond to this actively evolving situation,” the release said. “Pickaway County Public Health’s primary concern is the health and well-being of our community and will continue to provide appropriate information as it becomes available.”
To prevent the spread of this disease and to protect yourself and others, Pickaway County Public Health recommends following the Ohio Department of Health’s guidelines and practice the following:
• Stay at home, except for necessary purposes;
• Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer only if soap and water are not available;
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and face;
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when coughing or sneezing;
• If you are still working and are ill, stay home;
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces;
• Maintain social distancing;
Anyone with questions about COVID-19 can call 740-889-0562 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or can call the Ohio Department of Health’s COVID-19 call center at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).
Steven Collins is a reporter for the Circleville Herald