It has been brought to our attention that we have a Reynolds County citizen test positive for COVID-19 on 10-13-2020. 
On Saturday 10-10 2020;  They visited the Van Buren Fall Festival and ate at the Spring House Cafe. 
On Sunday October 11, they went to Poplar Bluff visited Scobey’s Automotive, Big Lots, Fuji Japanese Steak House, Marshals and Walmart.
On Monday October 12, attended a Middle School girls basketball game at So. Reynolds Co. R-II.
If you attended any of these activities please monitor yourself for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.
Lastly, they DID NOT KNOW they had been exposed or was not sick at that time!

As of 10/19/2020, Reynolds County has 65 recovered cases, 21 in active isolation, 1061 tested, 975 negative and 0 test pending. We will be updating this information on our Facebook page daily. Please go there for the most recent updates and announcements. The reason for the sudden spike in tests is that we are now receiving information on tests that were done on people in our county that traveled out of our county to be tested & an increase of testing is being done. Many have asked for further information but we must reiterate that we will not be giving any other information, especially zip codes, unless we determine that through contact tracing this information needs to be released. Everyone should take precautions at all times no matter where you are. We have  worked VERY closely with the schools to develop plans and protocols.

We are still asking the public to make sure to practice the following-

1.) Handwashing- Please wash your hands frequently by using a anti-bacterial soap. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. (Sing the ABC song or Happy Birthday twice)

2.) Social Distancing- Keep 6 feet away from others and refrain from shaking hands or hugging.

3.) Cover your face when coughing/sneezing by using a tissue or your elbow. If you use your hands, WASH THEM IMMEDIATELY!

4.) STAY AT HOME IF YOU ARE SICK– If you are running a fever (100 or higher), coughing or a worsening cough, and shortness of breath, call your medical doctor and give them your symptoms. DO NOT show up there without calling them first as they will have certain protocols/precautions to follow.

5.) If you are out in the public, please wear a face covering. This is to protect anyone who may have an underlying chronic condition & the elderly.

We thank our citizen’s for following these guidelines and know we are working hard to keep everyone safe and healthy. Our motto of Public Health – Promote, Protect and Prevent. For more information about Covid-19, click here.