Adair County Health Department in Kirksville reports first case of Coronavirus

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The Adair County Health Department is reporting a confirmed case of Coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19, in Adair County.

The confirmed case, according to the health department, is travel-related as the individual had just returned from Chicago. The department reports the individual was exposed there, then traveled to Kirksville by car. The individual developed symptoms during the trip to Kirksville, and upon returning placed themself in self-quarantine.

According to health officials, they are working with the person to ensure that they are in compliance with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

The individual, along with placing themselves in isolation, is identifying contacts with other people they may have exposed to the virus in order to monitor them for symptoms.