Jessica Winegar

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

Eight more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Grant County.

The Grant County Health Department reported on Wednesday that eight people tested positive in the John Day, Seneca, Prairie City, and Mt. Vernon ZIP codes and are working with their respective 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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Steven Mitchell is a reporter for the Blue Mountain Eagle. Contact him at steven@bmeagle.com or 541-575-0710.

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