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Mineral County resident, employed in Allegany County tests positive for COVID-19

April 2nd, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The Mineral County Health Department has announced Mineral County has its first confirmed case of COVID-19. Health department administrator A.Jay Root told the Mineral News Tribune that health officials are currently working on tracing any people the patient has come in contact with over the past few weeks. He declined to give information about the patient, or whether the person is currently hospitalized or self-quarantining at home.  This patient is employed in Allegany County.  Individuals who interacted with the patient at work are being notified He urges county residents to continue practicing CDC-recommended practices of social distancing, washing hands, and staying at home to avoid spreading or contracting the virus.
“We ask that our community to continue to be vigilant with following the guidance from your health department and the CDC,” he said in a post on the health department’s Facebook page. “This includes following social distancing, washing hands for at least 20 seconds and covering your cough with your elbow or a tissue.
“If symptoms develop (dry cough, fever, and/or shortness of breath) contact your healthcare provider for instructions.
As a community, we ask that everyone keeps a level head. If we do, we will work through this.
“Our community is strong and has always taken care of its own. For more information on COVID-19, please visit our website at ”

3 Responses to “Mineral County resident, employed in Allegany County tests positive for COVID-19”

  1. April 02, 2020 at 3:05 pm, mac said:

    The next question should be; has this individual from Mineral County been in contact with one of the two (supposed) individuals from Allegany County who have tested positive?


  2. April 02, 2020 at 4:16 pm, Mike said:

    Female, works at the Federal Prison and is not self-quarantined


  3. April 03, 2020 at 7:14 am, Ken said:

    Sure am glad American Woodmark decided to open back up to prevent us from the panic a kitchen cabinet shortage would start. Times like these we need to put the health of our community before greed and profits! Shame on American Woodmark and all other non-essential business who choose to stay open.


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