Ripley Co. Health Center Confirms Additional COVID-19 Case Sunday Morning

Sunday, June 28, 2020

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Since mid March the COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone from the cancellation of schools and church services, closure of businesses and issuance of a stay-at-home orders for the entire state. Like it or not, this is an important issue that must be addressed. While we have since advanced to Phase 2 in the governor's recovery plan, we are compelled to keep the public informed of any developments affecting our county. This report is in no way intended to influence political views, exploit facts for ill-gotten gain nor promote fear. Our source for these stories is your tax-supported Ripley County Health Center, which has asked us to help the spread word to the public as developments warrant. Thank you.)

The Ripley County Health Center has confirmed the eighteenth positive case of COVID-19 in Ripley County since March 27.

Local health center staff are monitoring the case and follow up with contacts will be done, said health center director Jan Morrow.

There currently are seven active cases of COVID-19 in the county. Eleven previously announced cases have recovered.

The latest patient is in quarantine and health center staff was working Sunday morning to follow up with those who may have had contact with this individual.

“We can assure you this virus is real,” Morrow said Sunday morning on social media. “We will probably be seeing more cases due to folks not adhering to the recommended guidelines when out and about..”

The Ripley County Health Center continues to work closely with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, city and county officials and local medical partners.