Covid Case Release 7-10-20
July 10, 2020
July 10, 2020
CALHOUN AND LIBERTY COUNTY COVID-19 CASES CONTINUE TO RISE
Kelly King, Public Information Officer
The Department of Health in Calhoun and Liberty County (DOH-Calhoun/Liberty) is reporting COVID-19 cases continued to rise this week. Calhoun County reported 39 new cases this week, bringing the total cases to 133. Liberty County reported an additional 24 cases this week, bringing the total case count to 262. The positive rate for each county is 11.4% and 10.4%, respectively.
Contact tracing is ongoing as DOH Calhoun/Liberty works to identify and notify individuals who will need to self-monitor for symptoms and self-isolate for a 14-day period. To assist DOH-Calhoun/Liberty in contact tracing the public can help by notifying your close contacts as soon as you receive positive results from your provider. Please ask them to immediately self-isolate and begin tracking symptoms.
Testing sites for the upcoming week is as follows:
• Tuesday, July 14th, 8:00-10:30 CDT, Calhoun County Health Department
• Wednesday, July 15th, 9:00-11:30, EDT, Liberty County Health Department
• Thursday, July 16th, 3:00-5:30, EDT, Piggly Wiggly, Bristol
The Florida Department of Health is urging the public to protect the vulnerable by avoiding the 3 C’s:
• Closed Spaces
• Crowded Places
• Close Contact-Settings
We need your help and ongoing support to continue intervening in the spread of the virus. You can help by continuing to social distance and by using masks in public. To obtain cloth masks please contact us at (850) 674-5645 or (850) 643-2415 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information:
Please visit the Department's dedicated COVID-19 webpage at www.FloridaHealth.gov/COVID-19. This remains the best and most up-to-date resource for information and guidance regarding COVID-19 in Florida.
For any other questions related to COVID-19 in Florida, please contact the Department's dedicated COVID-19 Call Center by calling 1-866-779-6121 or emailing COVIDemail@example.com. The Call Center is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. DOH-Calhoun and Liberty is also operating a call center in house and may be reached at 850-674-5645 or 850-643-2415. Please press 1 from the automated menu. The local call center is available from 7:30a.m.-4:00p.m, Monday-Friday.
In addition, please visit https://www.floridahealth.gov/all-county-locations.html to locate and obtain contact information for your local CHD.
The CDC also has a website with information related to COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
About the Florida Department of Health:
The department, nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board, works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts.
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