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South Plains Public Health District Confirms First Case of Coronavirus (COVID- 19) in Gaines County

Monday, March 23, 2020
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The South Plains Public Health District has confirmed its first case of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The case
was not acquired in Gaines County. The Health District is working to identify recent contacts of the patient.
This step identifies potential exposure risks. The South Plains Public Health District and other response
agencies are prepared and have employed standard response plans designed to address and resolve public health
issues. The District will continue monitoring individuals as indicated by the CDC. The District’s disease
surveillance team will continue working diligently to ensure the public remains at a low risk of contracting
The South Plains Public Health District and our health care partners will continue to monitor COVID-19 in the
Seminole area to prepare for the possibility of more local cases. Please continue to follow proper hygiene
recommendations and social distancing practices.