Jessica Winegar

Grant County Health Department clinic manager Jessica Winegar prepares to administer a COVID-19 test Nov.5 during its curbside testing at the fairgrounds.

The Grant County Health Department reported Saturday, Nov. 28, that one person tested positive in Grant County, bringing the total number of positive cases to 134.

The person who tested positive lives in the Canyon City zip code. They are working with their health care provider for proper care and safety, and are contacting those who may fit the definition as close contact

The health department encourages all residents to take the following precautions.

Wear masks indoors and outdoors if 6 feet of distancing can not be maintained.

• Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

• Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

• Cover mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.

• Stay home when feeling ill.

After someone contracts COVID-19, if they develop symptoms, they will usually appear within 14 days, including fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headaches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.

The Grant County Health Department urges anyone exhibiting these symptoms to call 211 or 541-575-0429.

Reporter

Steven Mitchell is a reporter for the Blue Mountain Eagle. Contact him at steven@bmeagle.com or 541-575-0710.

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