MUSCATINE, Iowa–The Muscatine County Department of Public Health announced the second death associated with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the county. They identified the individual and an older adult between 61 and 80-years-old.
“We wish to extend our sympathy to this individual’s family,” said Muscatine County
Public Health Director Christy Roby Williams. “Muscatine County Public Health Department and all of our key partners throughout the county and state continue to work endless hours to reduce the spread and impact of this virus in our communities.”
In order to assist in reducing the spread of COVID-19, all residents should take several actions:
- Stay home as much as possible.
- Leave only for essential employment and obtaining necessities such as groceries or medication (check your local communities for delivery options).
- When you must run errands for household/health supplies, send only one person from the home, if possible. If they can wear a homemade mask, it may serve as an additional barrier to prevent the spread.
- Upon returning home for any essential necessities, remove shoes at the door and wash hand thoroughly for at least 20 seconds.
- Stay home when even mildly ill (the kind of illness that normally would not keep you from your everyday activities).
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow or upper arm.
- Wash hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.