Rapid tests

Grant County Health Department staff members prepare COVID-19 rapid tests during a May drive-thru testing event.

Two people in Grant County have tested positive for COVID-19.

In a press release Friday, the Grant County Health Department said two people John Day and Canyon City, tested positive.

The health department said they are working with their respective healthcare providers.

County health officials said they continue to encourage all residents to take the following precautions:

Wear a 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

The health department said they encourage anyone presenting these symptoms to call 211 or the health department at 541-575-0429.

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

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