Jackson county’s first case of the novel COVID-19 is a 60-year-old Jackson County woman with recent travel history, according to the Jackson County Health Department.

The woman is being closely monitored by the health department and has been asked to identify all close contacts so they can also be tested isolated if need be.

“We will be closely monitoring all individuals with direct, personal contact with the identified cases, such as household contacts,” Jackson County Health Officer Rashmi Travis said in the release. “In addition, we want our community to be fully aware of any possible, but lower-risk community exposures.”

There is a drive-through testing center at One Jackson Square, with Henry Ford Allegiance Health, however testing was paused for restocking and will reopen today (3/17/20) at noon for people with appointments.

If you have any of the following symptoms, you are encouraged to self-isolate and call for an appointment at 313-874-7500.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing

Click here to visit WKHM’s COVID-19 resources page.

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