Over the last several days the Andrew County Health Department with the assistance of the Savannah R-3 Coaching Staff and Administration has been working diligently to investigate and trace contacts involved in the potential COVID-19 situation that arose over the weekend. Out of an abundance of precaution the decision has been made to suspend all Boy’s Athletics through July 31, 2020. Boys’ strength and conditioning classes will resume on August 3rd.
At this time the Andrew County Health Department has made contact with all identified close contacts. If you feel that you have been within 6 ft for more than 10-15 minutes of a confirmed COVID-19 case please contact your Local Public Health Department.
COVID-19 is thought to be spread via person-to-person contact through contaminated air droplets from coughing and sneezing by an infected person. As with controlling the spread of other viruses, we urge everyone to take the following preventive measures:
- Stay home when you are sick
- Wash your hands regularly, especially after using the restroom and before preparing or consuming food. Using soap and hot water, wash for about 20 seconds.
- Avoid coughing or sneezing into your hands or in the air. Always try to cough or sneeze into a tissue, then throw the tissue away. If you don't have a tissue, cough/sneeze into your arm.
- As much as you can, avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.
- Maintain at least 6 feet away from those who do not live with you or wear a face covering.
The symptoms of coronavirus are similar to regular seasonal influenza and allergies. Symptoms may include but are not limited to fever, coughing, and shortness of breath, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sinus pressure, lethargy, loss of taste/smell, and in some cases has caused pneumonia.
Savannah R-3 District & the Andrew County Health Department are continuing to monitor this situation. You can reach the Andrew County Health Department at 816-324-3139 or the Savannah R3 District office at 816-324-3144.