The Webster County Public Health Dept. released their latest Covid-19 update on Friday evening. That update is below.
Webster County Public Health Department reported an additional 177 COVID-19 positive cases since Monday’s report. These new cases bring the county’s cumulative total to 4,211 cases. 232 cases are currently open, have been contact traced, and individuals placed into isolation. The Iowa Department of Public Health is reporting Webster County’s 14-day positivity at 20%.
Webster County Public Health continues to plead with residents to wear a mask correctly when you leave the house, practice social distancing, wash your hands frequently, limit gatherings, only leave home when it is necessary, and stay at home when you are sick.
Due to the number of COVID cases and the need for testing, it may take time to get a testing appointment. Testing is available at multiple sites throughout Webster County including the following:
Community Health Center: Call ahead for urgent, routine or COVID-19 rapid testing. Call 515-576-6500 to make an appointment.
Iowa Specialty Clinic: Call ahead for COVID-19 rapid testing. Patient must be symptomatic. Call 515-955-6767
Webster County Public Health: WCPH is not a testing site. WCPH analyzes and acts on the testing information provided by medical providers and then provides CDC guidance and contact tracing.
If an individual needs testing but does not have health insurance, please let the scheduler know when making your appointment.
If you are awaiting test results, it is imperative to self-quarantine until you know the results of your COVID test.
If you gathered with a group of people from outside of your home for Thanksgiving, please self-monitor for COVID symptoms and contact your medical provider should you feel that testing is needed.
Webster County Public Health’s COVID Hotline remains available to residents with questions regarding COVID-19, quarantine and isolation guidance, exposures, etc. The hotline is available by telephone at 515-227-7153 or via email at [email protected]