The Johnson County COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center, in a release Wednesday, said there has been an “alarming uptick” in cases in the county in recent weeks.
According to the release, Johnson County Public Health has been notified of four cases associated to Willow Creek assisted living facility, with full testing of staff and residents underway.
Follow up and contract tracing are currently being conducted by the State Department of Health.
The EOC reports that since the first confirmed case on March 26th, there have been 46 total cases in Johnson County, with 41% of those cases occurring since September 18th.
The most recent cases are comprised of eleven females and eight males ranging in ages from 24 to 81 years of age.
Total cases are from eleven different groups that are unrelated.
These group cases have developed from private gatherings, out-of-state visitors and from travel outside of Johnson County.
Johnson County Public Health is asking residents and businesses to continue to be vigilant by practicing all appropriate hygiene, distancing recommendations and utilizing face coverings when unable to practice social distancing.
For the most current information, we have provided contact information below.
COVID-19 response email for Johnson County: email@example.com.
Contact the Johnson County Emergency Operations Center at (307) 425-6560.