Residents in Liberty, Long and Wayne counties alerted to possible COVID-19 exposure at church events

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The Coastal Health District is alerting residents in and around Liberty, Long and Wayne counties of a possible church-related exposure to COVID-19.

A routine public health investigation into a confirmed case in a Long County resident revealed that the individual, who is currently hospitalized, attended several church-related events while symptomatic.

Anyone who attended the following gatherings may have been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 and should immediately self-quarantine:

-April 5 and April 8: Church services at Living Waters Ministries on 862 South Coastal Hwy in Midway, Georgia.

-April 9: Visitation and funeral at the Royal Funeral Home at 247 West Pine Street in Jesup.

-April 9: A post-funeral gathering in a private home in Midway.

To self-quarantine, individuals should stay home and monitor their health for fever, cough or shortness of breath for 14 days from the last day of possible exposure. For example, if you attended the funeral service on April 9, you should self-quarantine and monitor for symptoms until April 24. You should not go to work or leave your home except to seek medical care.

If you become sick with fever, cough, or shortness of breath, you should immediately isolate yourself and avoid all unnecessary physical contact with everyone, including people in your home, and contact a physician for further guidance.

The CDC has more guidance for isolation of individuals who are sick at cdc.gov.

If you have severe symptoms or difficulty breathing, call 9-1-1. Be sure to let the phone operator know you may have been exposed to COVID-19; this will help them take the necessary precautions to protect themselves while helping you.

Testing is available for anyone having symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough, or shortness of breath. Many physician’s offices and urgent care centers offer testing, and you can also call your local health department to be evaluated for testing. Click here for more information about testing through your local public health department.

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The Coastal Health District is alerting residents in and around Liberty, Long and Wayne counties of a possible church-related exposure to COVID-19.

A routine public health investigation into a confirmed case in a Long County resident revealed that the individual, who is currently hospitalized, attended several church-related events while symptomatic.

Anyone who attended the following gatherings may have been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 and should immediately self-quarantine:

-April 5 and April 8: Church services at Living Waters Ministries on 862 South Coastal Hwy in Midway, Georgia.

-April 9: Visitation and funeral at the Royal Funeral Home at 247 West Pine Street in Jesup.

-April 9: A post-funeral gathering in a private home in Midway.

To self-quarantine, individuals should stay home and monitor their health for fever, cough or shortness of breath for 14 days from the last day of possible exposure. For example, if you attended the funeral service on April 9, you should self-quarantine and monitor for symptoms until April 24. You should not go to work or leave your home except to seek medical care.

If you become sick with fever, cough, or shortness of breath, you should immediately isolate yourself and avoid all unnecessary physical contact with everyone, including people in your home, and contact a physician for further guidance.

The CDC has more guidance for isolation of individuals who are sick at cdc.gov.

If you have severe symptoms or difficulty breathing, call 9-1-1. Be sure to let the phone operator know you may have been exposed to COVID-19; this will help them take the necessary precautions to protect themselves while helping you.

Testing is available for anyone having symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough, or shortness of breath. Many physician’s offices and urgent care centers offer testing, and you can also call your local health department to be evaluated for testing. Click here for more information about testing through your local public health department.