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County reports ninth COVID-19 case

Tim Croft
tcroft@starfl.com

The Florida Department of Health in Gulf County (FDOH-Gulf) received notification today of a ninth positive case of COVID-19 in Gulf County.

This individual is a 49-year-old female who is a Gulf County resident. This situation is travel-related, directly linked to contact with a positive case outside of the state.

COVID-19 cases and deaths have been reported in all 50 states, and the situation is constantly changing. Travel increases your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19. Before you travel, learn if coronavirus is spreading in any of the places you are going.

“We will continue providing COVID19 testing for Gulf and Franklin residents as well as individuals from other counties and/or states,” said Sarah Hinds.

“That being said, if you suspect you might have COVID19, please do not travel here. Please get a COVID19 test (nasal swab for active infection) in your community and know your results before you arrive. Stay home when you are sick and follow CDC guidelines. Visitors are also responsible for helping to keep our communities safe and healthy.”

Follow the travel guidance from the CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html. Traveling to visit family may be especially dangerous if you or your loved ones are more likely to get very ill from COVID-19. People at higher risk for severe illness need to take extra precautions.

DOH-Gulf encourages our residents and visitors to continue to take the preventive steps to protect themselves from respiratory illnesses such as COVID-19. Everyone can do their part to help stop the spread of COVID-19.