Covid-19 Exposure Alert

Individuals who were at the Otterville Food Pantry on Tuesday October 13, 2020 from 3 to 7pm may have been exposed to the covid virus. If you feel you were exposed please call the Cooper County Public Health Center at 660-882-2626 on Monday between the hours of 9-5pm. You may also contact us via email at the link listed below.

Go to   then click on contact. Your message will be confidential. Please submit your name, email, and under comments; your home address, phone number and add your information of which event you attended. We will have staff working over the weekend but anticipate busy phone lines. If you do not have access to the internet, please call 660-882-2626.

VERY IMPORTANT- To help reduce a potential local outbreak please follow the instructions below:

If you are experiencing even one symptom of the following, please seek medical care: if you are not feeling well, have sore throat, cough, headache, sinus pressure, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, loss of smell taste, fever, chills, fatigue, diarrhea and backache please contact your physician for an order to seek out PCR nasal testing. The Cooper County Public Health Center now has PCR testing and antibody testing by appointment only. You May also seek testing over the weekend in Columbia at either MU, Boone Hospital or Urgent Care clinics. The PCR nasal swab test is better suited in this event due to the need to receive rapid results over the upcoming weekend.

CDC recommends all individuals get tested if they have been exposed to a known positive case.

Thank you very much,

Melanie Hutton RN, MSN



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