Reno County confirms second case of coronavirus

The state of Florida issues its latest COVID-19 update for Friday, March 20. (MGN)

RENO COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) Reno County confirms a second presumptive positive case of COVID-19.

In a press release, the Reno County Health Department and Reno County Health Officer said the patient is a man in his 40's. The man had recently traveled out of state to a known communal transmission state.

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In response to the presumptive positive case in Reno County, mass gatherings are limited to ten within the county.

Health Officer Nicholas Baldetti says Health Order # 20-01 goes into effect Sunday. All mass gatherings should adhere to the social distancing guidelines of six feet between individuals.

Additionally, all inter-county travel to Johnson County, Kansas, Wyandotte County, Kansas, Jackson County, Missouri as well as Kansas City will require mandatory 14-day quarantine.

"It is well within the authority of the Reno County Health Officer to order individuals be placed in enforced quarantine if there is a belief that there is a threat to public health and safety due to the infectious disease
COVID-19," said Baldetti.

Residents are encouraged to practice good hygiene with frequent hand washing, proper respiratory etiquette such as coughing and sneezing into your elbow bend, limit handshakes and physical contact. Stay home if you are feeling ill and call your primary care physician to discuss your symptoms.