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North Georgia Resident Employed At Market In Clay County Tests Positive For COVID-19

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It is advised that if you went into this establishment during March 28 – April 10 and had contact with anyone less than 6 feet from you for 10 minutes or longer, that you should self-quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure.";

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A North Georgia resident who works in Clay County has tested positive for COVID-19.

The individual works at The Local Market also known as “Aztec” or “Bypass Store.” They were asymptomatic and continued to work from March 28 – April 10. It is advised that if you went into this establishment during this time and had contact with anyone less than 6 feet from you for 10 minutes or longer, that you self-quarantine for 14 days from the date of exposure. During isolation, you should monitor yourself for symptoms of the virus.  

All known contacts have been notified, and testing has either been completed or will occur tomorrow morning, according to the Clay County Health Department. No contacts have reported any symptoms. There are currently three positive COVID-19 cases of Clay County residents. 

This individual is in isolation in Towns County, Georgia and is doing well.

Clay County Health Department advises if you become sick during self-quarantine, you should isolate yourself and your household in an effort to stop the spread of this virus. The household should remain isolated when sick until the following criteria are met:

• At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath), AND
• At least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

If household or close contacts become sick during the 14 day monitoring period, it is advised that they then isolate until the criteria for discontinuation of isolation (listed above) are met.

Lilly Knoepp serves as BPR’s first fulltime reporter covering Western North Carolina. She is a native of Franklin, NC who returns to WNC after serving as the assistant editor of Women@Forbes and digital producer of the Forbes podcast network. She holds a master’s degree in international journalism from the City University of New York and earned a double major from UNC-Chapel Hill in religious studies and political science.