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MARTIN CO REPORTS FIRST CASE
MARCH 23 MARTIN CO., KY. - MARTIN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
136 Rockcastle Road
Inez, KY 41224
As of March 23, 2020, Martin County Health Department confirmed a case of COVID-19 in a Martin County resident. While the risk to the general public is low, health officials are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Kentucky Department of Public Health (KDPH) to identify and contact all those who may have come in contact with the infected traveler. These individuals will be monitored for fever and respiratory symptoms.
The patient is the first known to be infected with COVID-19 in Martin County. Additional details about the person cannot be provided because of medical privacy laws.
We believe the risk to the public is low, and as this situation evolves, we will continue to communicate with CDC, KDPH and the people of Martin County.
The health department offers these tips:
• Wash your hands often with soap and water
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person:
• Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
• Via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
• These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
• If you feel sick or think you have symptoms please contact your Primary Care physician.
Additional information will be found on our social media account on Facebook, Martin County Health Department.
MARTIN CO. HIGH SCHOOL
ATTENTION ALL MCHS STUDENTS:
Currently, the date to return to school has been pushed back to April 20th. It is vital that you get your NTI assignments from last week and this week submitted to your teachers. You will receive new ones for the weeks of April 6-10 and April 13-17. Next week is still spring break and a week off from NTI assignments. If you are completing assignments online and submitting to your respective teachers, this is acceptable. If you are doing a packet that is not online, you may screen shot your completed work and e-mail directly to your teacher. If you don’t have electronic access, you may drop the work off at MCHS or Martin County ATC. There will be a drop box in the glass entry prior to entering the lobby at the high school. Mr. Williams will have a box directly inside the door at the ATC if it is work for an ATC teacher. If you don’t have transportation or electronic access to screen shot your work, call the high school and we will make arrangements for our instructional assistants to get your completed work from you when they drop off meals.
Teachers are grading your assignments and entering them into Infinite Campus. This is different than our usual NTI days. You aren’t returning to school in a day or two so assignments can be turned in. It is your responsibility that you submit your work to your teachers. Otherwise, you will receive a zero for each assignment not submitted. If you are having difficulty or need help with an assignment, all teachers provided you with their contact information. If you are having problems reaching them, contact us at school.
Me, Mrs. Harless and Mrs. Smith will be doing a video tomorrow to hopefully address other questions and concerns you may have regarding scheduled events. We are at the school Monday-Friday. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. You may also private message me and I will get back with you as soon as possible.
I love and miss all of you terribly. Please take all recommended precautions and stay safe.
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