Rapid tests

Grant County Health Department staff sort COVID-19 tests during a drive-thru testing event in May last year.

Two more COVID-19 cases in Grant County were announced Thursday.

The Grant County Health Department reported the individuals reside in the Prairie City and John Day ZIP codes and are working with their health care providers.

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.

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