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Confirmed cases of Covid-19 continues to grow in Laclede County

Two more laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Laclede County, bring the total number of confirmed cases to 13. According to the Laclede County Health Department, 5 individuals are being monitored, and 8 have been considered recovered from the illness. The Health Department reports that the newest cases have mild symptoms, and are household contacts to a previously announced case. While public exposure is considered low risk, the following dates, timeframes and locations of possible exposure from the latest two cases are June 13th from 6 to 7 pm at Bandana’s Barbeque in Lebanon, and June 14th from 3 to 4 pm at Menards in Lake Ozark. Employees were reportedly wearing masks at both locations, and protective barriers are used at Menards. Employees and customers who may have been exposed should monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days from the date of exposure. As cases of the illness continue to be reported, Laclede County Health Department Administrator Charla Baker says it’s important for everyone to protect themselves…

Everyone is encouraged to maintain a 6-foot distance from others, don’t gather in large groups, wear a mask when in public, avoid contact with others who are sick, wash your hands and use hand sanitizer, and stay home if you are sick.

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