Scott County Health Department
NEWS RELEASE Contact: Edith Tarango
RELEASE County Health Officer
Date: August 26th, 2020 Phone: 620-872-5774
of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Identified in Scott County
Scott County, Kansas– On Tuesday August 25th, 2020 the Scott County Health
Department received confirmation of the first known death related to COVID-19
in Scott County. The Scott County resident was a male in his early 70’s with
The Scott County Health Department
staff sends their deepest condolences to the family in this difficult time. To
protect the most vulnerable in our community please practice social distancing,
wash your hands, and wear a face mask.
At the time of this release, Scott County
has recorded 90 total positive COVID-19 cases.
If you are experiencing symptoms such
as a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider
immediately. Do no visit in-person prior to receiving confirmation from that
healthcare provider. Please adhere to the following recommendations:
· Wear a face mask in public places
· Avoid non-essential travel.
· Follow all recommendations regarding
· Avoid large gatherings
· If you do need to go out in public,
ensure you maintain six feet distance from other people, and wear a facemask.
The Scott County Health Department has
worked closely on these decisions with numerous community partners, including Scott
County Government, The City of Scott City, Scott County Emergency Management, Hospital,
School District, and other local partners.
For general information, contact the
KDHE phone bank at 1-866-534-3463 (1-866-KDHEINF) or email COVIDemail@example.com . You may also contact the Scott County Health Department information
line at 620-872-5774 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.