Jessica Winegar with tests

Jessica Winegar, Grant County Health Department clinic manager demonstrates a COVID-19 rapid test during a session of County Court last month.

Three more positive COVID-19 cases were reported Friday by the Grant County Health Department for a total of 156 cases.

The health department said the new cases were in the Prairie City and Canyon ZIP codes. The individuals are working with their health care providers, and the health department has initiated contact tracing.

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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