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Did You Have Contact With a COVID-19 Patient? DCHD Investigation Seeks Public Help

Mar 11, 2020

This press release just arrived from the Douglas County Health Department:

"The Douglas County Health Department (DCHD) has launched a contact investigation into the county’s latest case of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus.  This involves tracing the activities of the individual who is sick in a continuing effort to contain the disease.

Our epidemiologists have identified the Advanced Auto Parts store at 17140 Evans Plaza as a location where members of the public may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Those exposures would have occurred during the following times:

· Monday, March 2 from 12 noon until 9 p.m.

· Tuesday, March 3 from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m.

· Thursday, March 5, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

While this is considered a low-risk exposure, if you visited this location on these days and during those hours it is recommended that you monitor yourself for a fever and other symptoms, such as a cough or trouble breathing, for 14 days after that visit to the store. If you develop symptoms, you should contact your health care provider and inform them of the exposure. Please call ahead before you visit a doctor’s office or a waiting room.

The best way to slow the spread of COVID-19 is to wash your hands often, avoid sick people, don’t touch your face, and stay home if you are sick. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or use your sleeve if you cough or sneeze.

Douglas County Health Department’s COVID-19 Information Line is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at (402) 444-3400 to answer general questions about this new disease. The line is answered in English and Spanish. The United Way’s 2-1-1 information line is also taking calls when the DCHD line is closed."