Jessica Winegar

Jessica Winegar, clinic manager at the Grant County Health Department prepares a COVID-19 rapid test in November during a drive-thru testing event at the Grant County Fairgrounds.

One more person tested positive for COVID-19 in Grant County.

The Grant County Health Department reported Tuesday that one person code tested positive in the John Day ZIP code and is working with their health care provider.

The health department continues to encourage all residents to take the following precautions.

Wear mask indoors and wear a mask outdoors if 6 feet of distancing cannot be maintained.

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

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

Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.

Stay home if you feel ill.

After someone contracts COVID-19, if they develop symptoms they will usually appear within 14 days. Symptoms include:

Fever or chills

Cough

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Fatigue

Muscle or body aches

Headache

New loss of taste or smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

Nausea or vomiting

Diarrhea

Those who present with these symptoms should call 211 or the Grant County Health Department at 541-575-0429.

Locations

Reporter

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

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.