First confirmed case of COVID-19 in Anderson County
CLINTON, Tenn. (March 19, 2020) — The Anderson County Health Department has advised Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank and EMA Director Steve Payne that Anderson County has its first confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19.
According to the Health Department, the patient has self-isolated and the Health Department is currently engaged in contact tracing and education. The Anderson County Health Department cannot release any further information about the patient, including a more precise location within Anderson County.
Citizens are encouraged to keep up to date with the latest information and guidance at https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov.html. Citizens are encouraged to watch the site for additional COVID-19 Assessment sites, as new sites are added daily. The Tennessee Department of Health also has a hotline at 1-877-857-2945 (available from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. CST daily).
There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed as much as possible.
To protect yourself, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends: