As of May 22, one new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Lucas County for a total of four confirmed cases. The age group of the new positive case is elderly (80+ years of age). One person has recovered.

Lucas County Public Health is working closely with the Iowa Department of Public Health, ADLM Emergency Management, Lucas County Health Center and our healthcare partners to respond to and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The ADLM Emergency Operations center is operational and every member of our local government, health care system and emergency management team are focusing their efforts on the COVID-19 response.

It is important for residents to make prevention a priority by practicing social distancing, staying away from gatherings of people, avoiding nonessential travel and maintaining a 6 foot distance between yourself and others, stay home if you can and if social distancing isn’t possible then wear a facemask.

Everyone can do his or her part to help respond to COVID-19. Every-day prevention methods are very important:

• Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

•Stay home if you are sick

• Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or elbow/upper arm.

• If you are sick or experiencing illness, particularly with symptoms of fever, cough, and difficulty breathing call your health care provider.

We want to assure our community that we are aggressively responding to protect the health and safety of Lucas County residents. We strongly encourage our community to follow the recommendations of local public health and healthcare providers.

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