Judge Executive Wil Cannon Confirms First Two Cases of COVID-19 In Edmonson County
Cases Confirmed From Local Health Care Clinic
Darren Doyle, story:
Judge Executive Wil Cannon has confirmed the first cases of COVID-19 in Edmonson County.
"We were informed by the Barren River District Health Department this morning that there are two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Edmonson County," Judge Cannon said.
The Edmonson Voice then immediately received another call from A Plus Family Healthcare in Brownsville, confirming that the two cases were staff members of the clinic.
The clinic said the exposure to patients was at a minimum because of the safety measures the clinic has already taken over the last two weeks.
"While we are seeing patients through telehealth only, we have shut our doors to the public completely during this time," said Ashley Graham, Chief Administrative Officer. "For the past two weeks we have gone above and beyond the CDC guidelines in handling COVID-19. All our staff and providers have followed the protocols for masks, gloves, and proper sanitizing. We contacted the health department as soon as we discovered the positive cases. Except for one staff member who is here answering the phone and administering the office, our staff has been quarantined to their homes during this time. We will not be releasing the names of the individuals with confirmed cases as protected by law."
Judge Cannon strongly encouraged all Edmonson County residents to continue social distancing, proper hand washing and sanitizing, and staying home whenever possible.
3/31/2020 07:26:58 am
I pray for a speedy recovery to those infected and I thank you for your service to the community. I beg all in the area to stay in when possible and continue using PPE when out for necessities.
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