Geary Co. Health Department closed after 2 employees test positive for COVID-19

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The Geary County Health Department is closed to the public after two employees there tested positive recently for COVID-19.

Both employees are isolating at home and the department says no services will be provided at the offices until Aug. 26. The staff will notify any close contacts of the individuals who may have potentially been exposed.

The department will continue to answer questions via telephone and provide services that do not require direct contact.

Geary County totaled 36 active cases as of Friday with 127 recoveries and two total deaths out of 165 confirmed cases. One person is currently hospitalized and the county is monitoring 30 people under investigation showing symptoms.

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