Meade County officials announced two confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday (4/1).
Meade County Judge Executive Gerry Lynn made the announcement during a short video on social media. He said the first case was confirmed late Tuesday (3/31) evening and the second was confirmed early Wednesday (4/1) morning. No details related to the patients were given due to health regulations. He expressed the importance of social distancing of at least six feet apart, especially outside now that the weather is warming up. It also is important to wash your hands with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds, and not touch your face. Health officials also recommend to wipe down work surfaces and frequently used items with disinfecting wipes to help curb the spread of the virus.
Other efforts county leaders have taken include closing ball parks and play grounds to keep large gatherings from occurring. Meade County recreation facilities are closed until at least April 30 due to the federal recommendation of the President.
You can watch the statement of Meade County Judge Executive Gerry Lynn in our “On Demand” section.