Shoppers possibly exposed to COVID-19 at Finney County store

The Finney County Health Department announced Monday that people who had shopped at Tienda Variedades Candy, located at 107 N. Jennie Barker Road, between March 16-30, may have been exposed to the coronavirus.


Multiple people in Finney County who had shopped at this location have since become ill and tested positive for the coronavirus.


Symptoms of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and loss of taste of smell.


Those who have shopped at Tienda Variedades Candy and have since developed symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should stay home and report symptoms to the Finney County Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hotline at 620-272-3600 to be appropriately screened.


Tienda Variedades Candy has been notified and the store has remained closed since March 30. Before reopening, the facility will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized as outlined by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kansas Department of Health and Environment guidelines.


Finney County Health Department wants to remind citizens of the importance of staying home and social distancing to slow and reduce the spread of COVID-19. Please stay home. Only leave your house for essential reasons. When you leave your house, stay 6 feet apart from other people and wear a cloth face mask when social distancing is difficult to maintain.