Cape Girardeau Co. Public Health Center explains what’s considered ‘close contact’ with COVID-19

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) – Maria Davis with the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center said her agency is fielding questions from people with concerns following the announcement that Missouri Governor Mike Parson tested positive for COVID-19.



text: The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center is fielding questions from people with concerns following the announcement that Missouri Governor Mike Parson tested positive for COVID-19.


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The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center is fielding questions from people with concerns following the announcement that Missouri Governor Mike Parson tested positive for COVID-19.

“We have gotten a couple calls today about it,” she said.

She explained how health departments handle a situation when there is a gathering and someone test positive.

“The investigation starts with the county that the individual lives in, so if they live in our county, we’re going to be the health department that actually talks to the individual,” Davis said.

If you’re within 6 feet of someone for longer than 15 minutes, it’s considered close contact. Davis said you

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