The second diagnosed case of Coronavirus infection was confirmed in a Pettis County resident and reported to the Pettis County Health Center today. The individual and family are currently at home and self-isolating. The Pettis County Health Center is working to identify who had direct contact with the person. Identified contacts will be placed in a 14-day self-quarantine, provided instructions on how to monitor their health and will be followed by Health Center staff twice a day to check on their health. Individuals with direct contact who develop symptoms will be referred for testing.

We understand this is a stressful time for all Pettis County residents. Please be sure you are getting your information from a reputable source such as the Pettis County Health Center website at www.pettiscountyhealthcenter.com, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services at www.health.mo.gov and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov We ask everyone to continue to stay home, wash their hands frequently and use hand sanitizer, avoid crowds and check on your neighbors.

If you are ill with symptoms of a fever, cough or trouble breathing, please call your health care provider. If you do not have a health care provider, please contact the Bothwell Walk In Clinic at 660-827-7900 or Katy Trail Community Health at 877- 733-5824. Follow the instructions regarding how to be checked. Please do not walk into a clinic without calling. Testing people without symptoms can lead to false results.