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Taylor County COVID-19 Death

8/28/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
08/27/2020
Contact: Crystal Drake, Administrator
admin@taylorcountyhealth.com


COVID-19 Death Confirmed in Taylor County


The Taylor County Department of Public Health today announced the first death associated with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the county. The individual was elderly and over 80 years of age.
“We wish to extend our sympathy to this individual’s family,” said Taylor County Public Health Director Crystal Drake. “Taylor County Public Health and all of our key partners throughout the county and state continue to work to stop the spread and impact of this virus in our communities.”

All residents should:
• Social distance from others by keeping a safe space between yourself and other people who are not
from your immediate household.
• Wear a mask when social distancing measures are difficult to maintain
• Stay home when even mildly ill
• Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow/upper arm.
• Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
For up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit the IDPH webpage at https://idph.iowa.gov/EmergingHealth-Issues/Novel-Coronavirus and follow the department on Facebook at
@IowaDepartmentOfPublicHealth