Kenton Hardin Health Department Reports Fourth Confirmed Case of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
KENTON, Ohio- April 9, 2020–
The Kenton Hardin Health Department has been notified of a fourth confirmed case for COVID-19 in a Hardin County resident. We have contacted the patient and the individuals potentially exposed and they have been instructed to self-quarantine and monitor for symptoms. The Kenton Hardin Health Department will be in daily contact with those individuals within our jurisdiction for monitoring of temperatures and symptoms. No other personal information about the case will be released to protect the privacy of the individual.
Kenton Hardin Health Department urges you to stay home when you are sick. You do not need to be a confirmed case to follow this critical public health direction. If you are out in public for essential travel please consider wearing a mask as well, per the Governor and Director of the Ohio Department of Health.
“We know we will see an increase of cases as the surge begins to come to our community, this is the time to do what is asked and protect the citizens of our community. Working together we can slow the spread of COVID-19, and keep those most vulnerable from becoming ill,” Cindy Keller, Director of Nursing for the Kenton Hardin Health Department stated.
As a reminder, the Health Department does not conduct COVID-19 testing. Current testing procedures through the Ohio Department of Health for COVID-19 includes those who are most ill and professionals who are critical to providing care and service to those who are ill. We have information on our Facebook page about testing sites located in the area.
This is a rapidly evolving situation, and Kenton Hardin Health Department is sharing information as it becomes available on the KHHD Facebook page and on the website at www.hardinhealth.org. For questions regarding COVID-19, people can call the Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Call Center, 7 days a week from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM at 1-833-427-5634, or visit coronavirus.ohio.gov.