The Laclede County Health Department shared possible exposures involving the county’s fourth case of COVID-19. Laclede County Health Department Administrator Charla Baker says this case is different than the other cases in the county, as the patient does have symptoms. The patient acted quickly and took a test. Contact investigators identified several locations where possible public exposures happened. Employees and customers at these locations should monitor for symptoms.

*Saturday, May 23, 4 p.m.: Walmart in Lebanon
*Saturday, May 23, 5 p.m.: Walmart in Camdenton
*Saturday, May 23, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.: Alford’s Bar and Pub in Lebanon
*Monday, May 25, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.: Alford’s Bar and Pub in Lebanon

COVID-19 is spread through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It spreads between people who are in close contact with one another. Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

*shortness of breath
*muscle pain
*sore throat
*and new loss of taste or smell

Laclede County residents are reminded to follow the CDC guidelines, including handwashing, cleaning frequently used surface areas, and stay at home when you are sick. For more information visit the Center for Disease Control website.