The total number of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, as of Monday, May 18, 2020 in Lafayette County is 69. The department confirms 39 of those patients have recovered from the virus and the death toll from the virus in the county remains at two.
According to Lafayette County Health Department Director, Tom Emerson, cases are still being reported daily.
Although most stay-at-home orders have expired, residents are still being encouraged to avoid going out in public unless necessary and to strictly follow all the social distancing recommendations, and obeying the reopening rules that the governor and /or your city has in place. Also remember to protect yourself and other by following these tips:
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
- Stay home if you are sick
- Cover coughs and sneezes using your elbow or shoulder rather than your hands
- Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces frequently
Re-opening guidance for schools, child care, summer/church camps, businesses etc. is available and recently updated on the CDC website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html