Update from the Benton County Health Department

Benton County Health Department

IMPORTANT NEWS UPDATE:

The first case of the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19 in Benton County, was reported today to the Benton County Health Department.

Benton County Health Department staff is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and local officials to determine any close contacts of that individual who were possibly exposed. If there are close contacts, health officials will provide guidance to these individuals and monitor them closely for the development of symptoms.

It is important to make sure the information you are getting about COVID-19 is coming directly from reliable sources like the CDC and DHSS. For more information, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html and the DHSS website at https://health.mo.gov/…/hea…/communicable/novel-coronavirus/

~Benton County Health Department

Please understand, the Health Department is working as quickly as possible to respond to the current situation at hand. We appreciate your understanding in this and are sorry if we are not able to respond to questions individually. If you have something you wish to speak to someone about, please feel free to contact the state hotline. 877-435-8411

Thank you for being a great county and following guidelines to keep yourself safe.



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