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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Second Case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Eastern Jackson County, Missouri

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Second Case of Coronavirus (COVID-19)in Eastern Jackson County, Missouri

The Jackson County Health Department (JACOHD) is announcing the second case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Eastern Jackson County. The individual affected is a man is his 40’s who had recently traveled internationally.

JACOHD is working to identify any close contacts of the individual. Those that were exposed will be contacted by JACOHD as soon as possible. The individual is isolated appropriately at home and doing well. The family of the individual is in quarantine.

“We ask that you continue to follow the recommended prevention measures, such as washing your hands, practicing social distancing, and covering your cough or sneeze,” said Jackson County Health Department Director Bridgette Shaffer. “Additionally, if you are ill, stay home.”

Stay informed by following Health Department social media accounts (@jacksoncountyhd), signing up for updates on their website (, and consulting other reliable sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (

For questions directed to the Jackson County Health Department, please contact Kayla Parker, Communications Specialist at (816) 404-8424 or

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