Health officials say anyone who visited the Cornettsville Post Office between April 8 and April 24 might have been exposed to Covid-19.
The Kentucky River District Health Department today announced the 16th case of Covid-19 in Perry County was a 55-year-old woman employed at the post office. Epidemiologists are tracing contacts of the woman now to determine who might have been exposed.
“We believe the risk is for exposure is low,” said Scott Lockard, Kentucky River District Health Director said. “There is a risk, therefore we want to make the public aware.”
Though located in Perry County, the Cornettsville Post Office provides home delivery to many Letcher County homes West of Blackey.
Anyone who thinks they might have been exposed should watch themselves for symptoms and contact their doctor if symptoms develop.
Symptoms of Covid-19 include sudden loss of taste and smell, shortness of breath, cough, fever, diarrhea, and fatigue.