Vernon County Health Department reports risk of COVID-19 community exposure

Saturday, December 26, 2020

The Vernon County Health Department has received notification of a public exposure related to a positive COVID-19 case.

This exposure was on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, at Sharky’s Pub and Grub in Nevada, Mo.

If you were at this establishment between the times of 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., the health department asks that you monitor your health. If you develop any of the following signs or symptoms, contact your health care provider or local urgent care.

Symptoms of

COVID-19 include:

• Fever >/= 100.4

• Feeling feverish

• Chills

• Body aches

• Runny nose or congestion

• Sore throat

• Loss or change in your taste or smell

• Headache

• Fatigue

• Cough

• Wheezing

• Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing

• Chest pain or abdominal pain

• Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

If you need to be seen, call ahead to your provider.

"Remember to practice the 3 W’s — watch your distance, wear your mask, and wash your hands frequently," reminded the health department.

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: