Floyd Co. Health Officials warn of potential COVID-19 exposure at local Pawn Shop

The Floyd County Health Department released a statement providing recommendations for residents in Floyd County regarding the recent positive case of COVID-19 in Pike County, KY.

According to the press release, after gathering more information regarding the positive case, Floyd County Health Officials are stating that any person(s) who visited Roger’s Gun and Pawn Shop at Betsy Layne Kentucky between March 29th – April 4th, could have been exposed to the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

At a press conference held at the Mountain Arts Center on April 9, 2020, Floyd County Public Health Director Thursa Sloan announced a new positive case of COVID-19 was confirmed, but mentioned that the individual has a P.O. Box in Floyd County, yet lives in Pike County.

“While we believe the risk to the general public is low, the best way to avoid getting the virus is practice social distancing and stay at your home with your household members and only go out for work, grocery or pharmacy needs,” states Public Health Director Thursa Sloan.

If you or someone you know visited this pawn shop in Betsy Layne during that timeframe and are showing any symptoms of fever, cough and/or shortness of breath, Health Officials are advising that you should self-monitor and self-quarantine for 14 days from the date of your visit.

Call your local primary care provider if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.


Source: Mountain Top