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Potential COVID-19 exposure at church reported
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The Barton County Health Department has identified a positive case of COVID-19 involving a person who attended a worship service at Community Christian Church, 253 NE 30 Road, Great Bend on Sunday, July 26. Individuals who attended a church service on that day may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), said Barton County Public Information Officer Donna Zimmerman.

The information was released following guidance from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment and in conjunction with the eldership of Community Christian Church.

The Barton County Health Department encourages those who were at the church on July 26 to monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days. Symptoms include fever, cough, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, fatigue, diarrhea, and/or shortness of breath/difficulty breathing.

“If symptoms develop, please stay home, and contact your health-care provider for guidance on testing,” Zimmerman stated. “In an emergency, please call 911 and notify first responders that you were potentially exposed to COVID-19 and, if possible, wear a cloth face mask before they arrive.”