County sees first confirmed COVID-19 case
The Lincoln County Health Department received notification June 29 confirming the county’s first positive case of COVID-19. It is important to note this person has not been in Lincoln County or Kansas since early March. This person became symptomatic in June while temporarily residing in another state. There are no Kansas contacts and they were not exposed to COVID-19 in Kansas. This person is in isolation out of state. According to Lincoln County Public Health Officer Ladonna Reinert, no further information regarding this particular instance will be forthcoming.
The goal of the Lincoln County Health Department (LCHD) continues to be preventing and limiting exposure to our population. Per Dr. Lee Norman, KDHE Secretary of Health and Environment “Kansas should remain vigilant. It’s important to live your lives, but it’s also important to take basic precautions, like exercising good hygiene practices. It is up to each of us to do our part.”
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