Jessica Winegar

Grant County Health Department Clinic Manager Jessica Winegar prepares COVID-19 tests at the county's curbside testing at the fairgrounds.

Another person has tested positive for COVID-19 in Grant County.

The Grant County Health Department announced Sunday a new case was discovered in the Canyon City ZIP code.

This is the first case reported since Dec. 23 and the 166th reported by the health department.

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.

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