Two more positive COVID-19 cases confirmed locally

The Finney County Health Department confirmed two more cases of COVID-19 in Finney County on Thursday, bringing the total to five positive cases. The department states in the press release that there will be no more releases issued regarding positive case confirmation numbers and that future confirmed positive cases will be totaled at www.finneycounty.org/Coronavirus.


The following is the release from the Finney County Health Department:


Finney County Health Department has confirmed two more cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Finney County for a total of five (5) positive cases. We continue to work with each positive individual to identify any close contacts who may have been exposed, as well as follow KDHE protocol for quarantine and case investigation. At this time, Finney County is not considered a county with community spread. No further information about the patients will be released.


The Finney County Health Department believes Finney County will continue to see additional positive cases. Future confirmed positive cases will be totaled at www.finneycounty.org/Coronavirus. No future press releases will be issued regarding positive case confirmation numbers.


A positive individual’s demographics (age, gender, etc.) neither increase nor reduce anyone’s chances of contracting or transmitting COVID-19.


Our public health recommendation remains the same: Stay home. This is your best defense against contracting or transmitting COVID-19. By limiting contact with others, and practicing preventative health measures, we can continue to reduce the spread in Finney County and flatten the curve.


Follow Governor Kelly’s stay-at-home order to the best of your ability. Only leave your house for essential reasons such as groceries, household goods, or work. If you do need to leave your house, stay six (6) feet away from other people.


If you are an employee at an essential business, clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, such as keyboards, telephones, handrails, and doorknobs. Avoid using other employees’ work tools and equipment when possible. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.


If you are sick, contact your employer, stay home, and monitor your symptoms. If you are experiencing a fever and respiratory symptoms such as a cough or shortness of breath, contact the local Coronavirus Hotline at 620-272-3600. The Finney County Health Department is still tracking people who have symptoms, and we need to investigate any positive cases, and give you information on how to care for yourself and your family.


Resources for additional information:


https://www.facebook.com/finneycountyhealthdept/


www.finneycounty.org/coronavirus


www.kdhe.gov/coronavirus