Public Health Alert Issued By St Francois County

(Park Hills, Mo) - The St. Francois County Health Center is announcing a public health alert due to a possible COVID-19 community exposure.

Prior to being diagnosed, a COVID-19 positive person attended the following event:

*Loomis Bros. Circus in Bonne Terre, MO on June 24, 2020 from 6:50pm-7:40pm. The case was infectious at the time, but not symptomatic.

Close contacts of the case have been notified; however, any person attending the event should diligently monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 through July 8th, according to the health center. Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of a confirmed cased for at least 15 minutes.

Persons who are NOT close contacts are at a low risk for developing COVID-19. If you attended the event but are NOT a close contact, you do not need to quarantine unless you develop symptoms. If you become ill, please contact your medical provider.

In an unrelated issue, it was announced St. Louis City and St. Louis County have issued mandatory orders to wear masks in public, effective immediately.