Chris-Mont EMA is tracking multiple COVID-19 cases in Christian County on Monday evening. There is an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Taylorville Care Center located at 600 South Houston Street in Taylorville. As defined by the IDPH, an outbreak at a long term care facility is defined as two or more positive COVID-19 cases of staff or residents due to the higher-risk population. The Taylorville Care Center currently has one resident and two staff members who have tested positive.
There is also a COVID-19 case reported at the Christian County State’s Attorney’s Office. CCSAO is working closely with the Health Department to complete contact tracing. Additional COVID disinfecting protocols are being followed. Staff will be reduced over the next 14 days due to COVID-19 protocols. If you were briefly at the CCSAO you would not meet the exposure guidelines of less than 6 feet for more than 15 minutes, therefore your risk is quite low.
The Chris-Mont EMA encourages handwashing, social distancing, wearing of masks, and the cleaning of common touch areas frequently. As always, contact your local health department if you have any questions.