The Coastal Health District said Wednesday night it is alerting residents "in and around" Liberty, Long and Wayne counties of possible church-related exposure to COVID-19, according to a press release.
The alert stems from church services April 5 and April 8 at Living Waters Ministries in Midway and a funeral in Jesup and a post-funeral gathering at a home in Midway, according to the CHD.
Here's the release:
The Coastal Health District is alerting residents in and around Liberty, Long, and Wayne Counties of a possible church-related exposure to COVID-19.
A routine public health investigation into a confirmed case in a Long County resident revealed that the individual, who is currently hospitalized, attended several church-related events while symptomatic. Anyone who attended the following gatherings may have been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 and should immediately self-quarantine:
April 5th and 8th: Church services at Living Waters Ministries on 862 South Coastal Hwy in Midway, Georgia
April 9th: A visitation and funeral at the Royal Funeral Home at 247 West Pine Street in Jesup, Georgia
April 9th: A post-funeral gathering in a private home in Midway, Georgia To self-quarantine, individuals should stay home and monitor their health for fever, cough or shortness of breath for 14 days from the last day of possible exposure.
For example, if you attended the funeral service on April 9th, you should self-quarantine and monitor for symptoms until April 24th. You should not go to work or leave your home except to seek medical care. If you become sick with fever, cough, or shortness of breath, you should immediately isolate yourself and avoid all unnecessary physical contact with everyone, including people in your home, and contact a physician for further guidance. If you have severe symptoms or difficulty breathing, call 9-1-1. For more information about quarantine, isolation, and testing, visit covid19.gachd.org.