Please Help with Mitigating the Delta Virus

ADAIR COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Home Health Agency
In Cooperation with the
MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & SENIOR SERVICES

Phone: (660) 665-8491 1001 S. Jamison
Fax: (660) 627-2913 Kirksville, MO 63501

August 13, 2021

Dear Adair County Citizen:

Our Covid-19 cases continue to rise in Adair County as we approach the start of the 2021-2022 school year. The Adair County Health Department needs your help and consideration to properly mitigate the highly transmissible Delta variant in our county. Based on our current surveillance and contact tracing we are strongly recommending the following for all Adair County citizens:

  1. Use masks indoors including all schools, businesses, and public places.
  2. Get vaccinated if you are 12 years of age or older.
  3. Get a booster vaccination when they become available.
  4. Avoid gathering with other people when ever possible.
  5. Get tested for Covid-19 if you think you have been exposed to this virus.
  6. Wash your hands often and disinfect whenever possible.
  7. As with any virus or other disease, please stay home from work and school if you are sick.
  8. Consider not traveling until the number Covid-19 positive cases improves.
  9. Consider a “layered approach” to mitigate this virus using the above recommendations. Taking just one action is not enough to stop the spread. Layering all these strategies is necessary at this time.
  10. Please contact others if you are a positive case for Covid-19 or a close contact to a positive contact. This is particularly important for schools and employers.

The Adair County Health Department will continue to do contact tracing for households including dorms, apartments, and congregate living spaces where people live in shared spaces. We will isolate positive household cases for 10 days. We will quarantine for 10 days close household contacts who may contract the virus within that time period. We will notify all schools in Adair County whenever

we encounter a student’s positive case or if a student is a close contact as identified through our household contact tracing process.

The Adair County Health Department is available to answer questions you may have. Our website also has information about the vaccine and mitigation strategies https://adair.lphamo.org.

Thank you for your help. It takes all of us exercising the right precautions to stop the spread of Covid-19 in our county!

Jim LeBaron, Administrator

Public Health