Levy County reports 18 positive COVID-19 cases from non-resident agricultural workers

On June 5th, the Florida Department of Health informed Levy County of an increase of 18 positive COVID-19 cases. The increases in positive cases come from a group of Non-Resident Visiting Agriculture Workers that are currently working in the Chiefland area of Levy County. 

As with all cases, the Florida Department of Health is working with the group and is isolating all of the current positive cases along with all of the other workers that may have been exposed. 

The Florida Department of Health will continue to monitor and test all of the individuals involved and will conduct the contact tracing process. They will keep us up to date with any new information or any additional safety precautions that need to be taken. 

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It is of vital importance that residents and visitors continue to take necessary personal protective actions to make sure that we limit the spread of COVID-19 throughout the community. 

Continue to follow all CDC recommended guidelines on personal protections. Avoid touching your face as much as possible, wash your hands often, and use alcohol based hand sanitizer when hand washing is not possible. Practice social distancing of at least 6 feet between you and others when possible. Avoid hugs, handshakes, large gatherings and close quarters. Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others and out in public, such as the grocery store. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. Clean/disinfect high touch surfaces including but not limited to tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks. 

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