Wapello County Expo Board: Visitor Tested Positive for COVID-19


An adult attendant of last week’s Wapello County Expo has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Wapello County Expo Board.

The adult was present for the royalty pageant on July 12 and the beef show on July 17-18. Craig Leager, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Regional Director, offered more details.

“The adult reported no Covid-19 symptoms when present at the expo. This individual consulted their healthcare provider regarding symptoms on or about July 20.”

According to the press release, all of the visitors that went to the Wapello County Expo registered for daily Expo events and the Expo executed daily temperature screenings.

“out of an abundance of caution, the council and the board are providing notice so people who attended the expo can monitor their health and consult current cdc/public HEALTH GUIDANCE. wE ENCOURAGE YOU TO CONTACT PUBLIC hEALTH OR YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER WITH QUESTIONS.”

Expo attendees who have questions about possible exposure may contact public health, their healthcare provider,
Wapello Expo Board President, Larry Sample at (641) 751-6753, or Wapello County Extension Council Chairperson, Elaine Heisdorffer.

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