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By Michele Smith
the Times 

Health District has steps in place to deal with the novel coronavirus

Public Health Department taking questions from the public


March 12, 2020

Courtesy photo

The isolation room at Dayton General Hospital where patients with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms will be treated.

DAYTON-Public Health Director Martha Lanman told the county commissioners on Monday that steps are in place to deal with a possible COVID-19 outbreak in Columbia County, and that her department is following guidelines issued by the State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Board of County Commissioners processed a request by Lanman, which will allow her to hire additional staff and acquire supplies as needed.

Lanman said one local person is in the process of being tested for COVID-19 and is self-quarantined at home, pending test results, which shoul...

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