Thursday, July 23, 2020

Funeral Service Attendees Warned of Possible COVID-19 Exposure

The Oklahoma State Department of Health would like to notify individuals who may have attended a funeral service that took place in Sallisaw at 10 a.m., followed by a dinner at Evening Shade Community Building at noon Tuesday, July 14. There are multiple cases of COVID-19 associated with these two gatherings with the potential for exposure to attendees.

Those who may have been exposed should self-quarantine and monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, for 14 days after exposure or until July 28. Individuals who develop symptoms should seek testing for COVID-19 and remain isolated at home pending test results.

In an effort to identify additional cases of COVID-19, the Sequoyah Health Department has organized a drive-through testing event in partnership with Northeastern Health System Sequoyah hospital in Sallisaw. This free testing event will be held from 7-11 a.m. Friday, July 24, at 612 N. Oak in Sallisaw. No appointment is necessary.

Please contact the Sequoyah County Health Department at (918) 775-6201. The Cherokee Nation also has an epidemiology line at (539) 234-4030 for COVID-19 questions.

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Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer

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