Belton Police Chief and Director of Emergency Management James Person said the city of Belton is in constant contact with Cass County health officials, acknowledging that the number of cases of Cass County residents identified as positive for COVID-19 has risen to four, with one presenting today in Belton, as announced today by the Cass County Health Department.
“We continue to urge the citizens of Belton to abide by the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) including frequent handwashing and social distancing,” said Person. “And, to heed the guidance of the County’s Public Health Emergency Order and the Order issued by Belton Mayor Jeff Davis. Our work with Cass County health officials is ongoing as we continue to closely monitor the situation.”
Included in these Orders, inside restaurant seating is discontinued and public gatherings of 10 or more people are prohibited.
“Our number one priority continues to be protecting our residents, especially the most vulnerable,” said Jeff Davis, Mayor of Belton. “No one knows today for how long, but we must endure the disruptive changes to our life brought on by this pandemic so we can overcome this public health challenge.”
The CDC advises citizens to contact their primary physician if they think they have been exposed to COVID-19 and have developed symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath. These symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days following exposure. Calling ahead will help healthcare providers take steps to keep other people from exposure.
The city of Belton has previously reported cancellations, closures and other initiatives to limit COVID-19 exposure. For those updates and more information, go to http://bit.ly/beltoncovid19.