Welcome to Shannon County Health Center
The Shannon County Health Center is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus that was first detected in many locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). Infections of the disease peaked in Shannon County in the fall of 2020. Vaccinations are now available to adults and have been administered to more than 13% of Shannon County residents. Although this has helped to stop the spread, it is still important to remember these important prevention efforts:
• Practice good hand hygiene
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds
• Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available
• Continue to practice social distancing (6 feet of spacing between yourself and others not living in your household)
• Don’t touch your face (eyes, nose, mouth) with unwashed hands
• Stay home if you are sick and seek medical care if you have COVID-19 symptoms
Keep in mind that some businesses may continue to have public health measures in place to protect their employees and customers. Also, keep in mind when traveling, that some areas still have special orders in place. So be sure and call ahead if you plan on travelling out of the area.
For more information on the novel coronavirus, please visit the CDC Covid-19 webpage at:
or the Missouri Dept. of Health and Senior Services webpage at: www.health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/communicable/novel-coronavirus
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