Jan 17, 2022

Health Department stresses the need to stay at home if sick

Posted Jan 17, 2022 3:47 PM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — With the surge of COVID cases, and the increasing strain on medical facilities, the Reno County Health Department is stressing community members to please stay home if you are feeling sick. 

A release from the health department said that those who are mildly ill do not need to seek immediate medical attention. Common symptoms of COVID include fever, cough, sore throat, respiratory symptoms, and muscle aches. The health department says to rest, stay hydrated and monitor your symptoms. 

COVID tests are also in short supply. If you are seriously ill or at high risk for complications, seek immediate medical attention. The health department also has revised its COVID policies to match that of the CDC. Those guidelines are available on the health departments website or at renogov.org.

At last check as of Friday, there were 966 active cases of COVID in the county.

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