A stay-at-home order has been issued for Sumner County after the first case of coronavirus was diagnosed there late Wednesday.

The order will become effective after midnight tomorrow and expires April 25.

Sumner County Health Officer Laura Rettig issued the order and said copies are being sent to the official county paper and area media. 

The order can be found here.

“We will be releasing a frequently asked questions document soon,” a health department Facebook post said. “You can call the health department at (620) 326-2774 if you have any questions about this document.”

A man in his 60s who lives in the northern part of the county has tested positive. He is currently hospitalized in Sedgwick County. 

“We have started our disease investigation and locating contacts of the patient,” the department said.

To help protect yourself, they remind everyone to:

• continue to practice social distancing, 

• avoid close contact with people who are sick,

• avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with

unwashed hands,

• wash your hands often with soap and water for at least

20 seconds,

• use alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least

60 percent alcohol.

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