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Person With COVID-19 And Symptomatic Attended Revival In Aurora

The number of COVID-19 cases is on the rise in Lawrence County.  Wednesday, the Lawrence County Health Department announced some potential community exposures.

A person with the illness attended a revival at the Freedom Christian Center in Aurora July 5 through 7 while symptomatic and not wearing a mask.  A person with COVID-19 was at Walmart in Aurora July 7 at 9 a.m. while symptomatic and unmasked, and a person with the illness worked at Legacy Meats in Aurora while symptomatic and unmasked.

Anyone at those locations on those dates should monitor for symptoms.  Those include fever or chills, fatigue, new loss of taste or smell, nausea or vomiting, cough, muscle or body aches, sore throat, diarrhea, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, headache and congestion or runny nose.

If symptoms develop, contact your healthcare provider.

The health department encourages people to wear face coverings in public; avoid large, crowded social gatherings; avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth; and stay home if you’re sick. 

As of Wednesday, there were 53 cases of COVID-19 in Lawrence County, 21 of those active, and one person had died from the illness.

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.