Two COVID-19 Cases Reported in Stone County
April 1, 2020
It’s official: COVID-19 is in Stone County. According to the Stone County Health Department, two separate patients are recovering at home in quarantine and no changes are currently proposed regarding daily habits or gathering sizes. One case is considered travel related, with the patient being in an airport recently. The second is a staff member at Crane Elementary.
The two cases in Stone County is now among over 1,300 in the state of Missouri who have tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus). According to Pam Burnett, administrator of the Stone County Health Department (SCHD), as of Tuesday, March 31, two people are quarantined at home and all that have been in close contact with the patients have been contacted.
The first case was reported Sunday, March 29. During an interview, Burnett confirmed the person has been to an airport lately, so the case is considered travel related.
The second case was reported Tuesday, March 31, after 5 p.m. This is a case of community transmission and is not travel related. The person was also involved with handing out work packets at Crane Elementary School on Friday, March 27.