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September 4, 2020

CALLAWAY COUNTY COVID-19 DAILY UPDATE

Total Cases364
Active105
Recovered/Released from Isolation257
Deaths2
Source: Callaway County Public Health

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September 3, 2020

CALLAWAY COUNTY COVID-19 DAILY UPDATE

Total Cases346
Active103
Recovered/Released from Isolation241
Deaths2
Source: Callaway County Public Health
Celebrate Labor Day in the great outdoors! Practice physical distancing, wear a mask and wash hands often. Celebrate the holiday safely!!
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September 2, 2020

CALLAWAY COUNTY COVID-19 DAILY UPDATE

Total Cases320
Active116
Recovered/Released from Isolation202
Deaths2
Source: Callaway County Public Health

More Missourians wearing masks outside of hospitals will mean less patients in hospital beds, especially in rural areas that have seen an increase of cases and are struggling to find proper resources. Show your support for our frontline workers by doing your part – wear a mask, practice physical distancing, and avoid large gatherings.

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September 1, 2020

CALLAWAY COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE

Total Cases317
Active114
Recovered/Released from Isolation201
Deaths2
Source: Callaway County Public Health

With Labor Day festivities around the corner, please plan ahead to

celebrate the holiday safely and practice physical distancing.

Remember to wear your mask in public places, carry hand sanitizer with you and regularly wash your hands. By taking these safety precautions, you are helping your community celebrate safely.

BACK TO SCHOOL 🙂

Whether your student is learning online or returning to the classroom, adjusting to a new way of schooling can be hard. Set your child up for success by having positive conversations with them to promote learning. For more back to school resources, visit oneforallmo.com

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August 31, 2020

CALLAWAY COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE

Total Cases303
Active103
Recovered/Released from Isolation198
Deaths2
Source: Callaway County Public Health

State of Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services Update

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August 28, 2020

CALLAWAY COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE

Total Cases286
Active86
Recovered/Released from Isolation198
Deaths2
Source: Callaway County Public Health

Remember the following steps will help avoid the spread of all respiratory viruses:

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, throw the tissue away, and then wash your hands.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects or surfaces such as remote controls and doorknobs.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Stay home if you are sick. Call your doctor if you develop fever, cough, or difficulty breathing.

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August 27, 2020

CALLAWAY COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE

Total Cases283
Active108
Recovered/Released from Isolation173
Deaths2
Source: Callaway County Public Health

August 27, 2020

For Immediate Release:

COVID-19 Update: FDA Warns Consumers About Hand Sanitizer Packaged in Food and Drink Containers | FDA

Silver Spring, MD — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers about alcohol-based hand sanitizers that are being packaged in containers that may appear as food or drinks and may put consumers at risk of serious injury or death if ingested. The agency has discovered that some hand sanitizers are being packaged in beer cans, children’s food pouches, water bottles, juice bottles and vodka bottles. Additionally, the FDA has found hand sanitizers that contain food flavors, such as chocolate or raspberry.

“I am increasingly concerned about hand sanitizer being packaged to appear to be consumable products, such as baby food or beverages. These products could confuse consumers into accidentally ingesting a potentially deadly product. It’s dangerous to add scents with food flavors to hand sanitizers which children could think smells like food, eat and get alcohol poisoning,” said FDA Commissioner Stephen M. Hahn, M.D. “Manufacturers should be vigilant about packaging and marketing their hand sanitizers in food or drink packages in an effort to mitigate any potential inadvertent use by consumers. The FDA continues to monitor these products and we’ll take appropriate actions as needed to protect the health of Americans.”

In one recent example of consumer confusion, the FDA received a report that a consumer purchased a bottle they thought to be drinking water but was in fact hand sanitizer. The agency also received a report from a retailer about a hand sanitizer product marketed with cartoons for children that was in a pouch that resembles a snack. Drinking only a small amount of hand sanitizer is potentially lethal to a young child, who may be attracted by a pleasant smell or brightly colored bottle of hand sanitizer.

Hand sanitizer can be toxic when ingested. The FDA continues to see an increasing number of adverse events with hand sanitizer ingestion, including cardiac effects, effects on the central nervous system, hospitalizations and death, primarily reported to poison control centers and state departments of health. For more information, consumers should refer to the FDA’s guidelines on safe use of hand sanitizer as well as a question and answer page.

The FDA encourages health care professionals, consumers and patients to report adverse events or quality problems experienced with the use of hand sanitizers to FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program (please provide the agency with as much information to identify the product as possible).

The FDA continues to proactively work with manufacturers to recall potentially dangerous hand sanitizer products and is strongly encouraging retailers to remove these products from store shelves and online marketplaces. A list of hand sanitizer products the FDA urges consumers not to use, along with a description for consumers on how to use the list, has been posted to the agency’s website, which is being updated regularly.

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August 26, 2020

CALLAWAY COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE

There is renewed importance this year for flu vaccination for people six months of age and older according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) given the potential spread of influenza and COVID-19 during the same time this fall and winter. The CDC advises flu vaccination is an important tool in limiting the amount of flu disease and symptoms which may be confused with COVID-19.
Total Cases267
Active94
Recovered/Released from Isolation171
Deaths2
Callaway County Public Health 3:00 p.m.

CONTACT TRACKING/TRACING:

Callaway County Public Health Officials are continuing to conduct COVID-19 related investigations and contact tracking/tracing in order to inform and identify those who may have come into contact or been exposed to COVID-19.

With the influx of Callaway County Residents inquiring as to how they can assist the County during the pandemic. The Callaway County Medical Reserve Corps is now accepting volunteers to assist with contact tracking/tracing.

Anyone interested in volunteering with the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) to assist with contact tracking/tracing as a volunteer, may contact the Medical Reserve Corps Director at 573-592-2482. Volunteers will be required to complete an online certification course, register with the MRC, and pass a criminal background check.