The Lincoln Trail District Health Department received confirmation on March 20 of a positive COVID-19 case in Hardin County.
“We have learned from LTDHD that a student in our district has tested positive for COVID-19. We are working closely with LTDHD and our actions will reflect its leadership and guidance. We know that this student exhibited no symptoms of the virus before we dismissed school Thursday. We will continue to do what is right to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff in the days and weeks to come” stated John Wright, Director of Public Relations Hardin County Schools.
LTDHD will conduct an in-depth investigation of all contacts to the patient. These individuals will be notified as soon as they have been identified. If you are not contacted by the LTDHD, then you are considered as having no more risk than the general public at this time.
Though this is the first positive in Hardin County, due to the nature of COVID-19, the LTDHD says that more can be expected.
They urge the public to continue practicing the guidelines set forth by the CDC, including frequent hand washing, social distancing, and avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.