September 14, 2020 COVID-19 Update Linked to Music Festival

September 14, 2020

The Lafayette County Health Department has announced that 2 positive residents attended the music festival held at the Macon County Fairgrounds on September 3-5, 2020. Anyone who attended the music festival should monitor for symptoms and contact their primary care provider or the Health Department if they begin experiencing symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild to moderate and could include: fever, cough, congestion, abnormal shortness of breath, muscle aches and chills, new loss of taste or smell, abnormal headache, abnormal fatigue and nausea/vomiting/diarrhea. Symptoms can take up to 14 days to begin after exposure.

The Macon County Health Department announces 9 new cases of COVID-19 in the county. Three are under the age of 10, three are age 10-19, one is a male age 20-29, one is a female age 30-39 and one is a male age 40-49.

Four are students at area schools and four are household contacts to a positive student or teacher at an area school. One case is community spread. The communities of Macon, Bevier and La Plata are affected by today’s press release.