SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – The Springfield-Greene County Health Department on Saturday reported a new COVID-19 death in the county.
According to the Health Department, fourteen people have died in the county in September.
According to the Department of Health in the 70s the patient was an individual with underlying health conditions. He was involved with long term care.
The Springfield-Green County Health Department has reported 44 deaths from COVID-19 since the epidemic.
Director of Health Clay Goddard suggested several exercises to limit the spread, urging everyone to wear masks, practice physical disturbances, wash their hands, and stay home when they are ill.
Long term care in Green County
“Springfield-Greene County Health Department with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and with local long-term care facilities to assist with testing, safe personal protective equipment (PPE), and to provide guidance on best practices for disease prevention Has worked. And to be involved in an institutional setting.
While it is ultimately DHSS, which has regulatory authority, responsibility and monitoring of communicable disease control in the establishment of long-term care, the local public health department partners in serving as the liaison to support the state’s disease prevention strategy Huh. This strategy involves facility-wide testing of employees and residents after positive testing of a resident or employee, and repeated testing until there are no additional cases.
DHS requires long-term care facilities to report a positive case between employees or residents within 24 hours to provide comprehensive testing, isolation and quarantine instructions, personal protective equipment and guidance on staff. The state’s guidance for long-term care facilities can be found here. “
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