Cameron Leaders Renew Calls to Wear Masks, Social Distance

Community leaders in the Cameron area are renewing calls for people to wear masks, practice social distancing and follow other suggestions to mitigate the spread of coronavirus. and COVID-19.

Citing significant increases in the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the four county area, Cameron community leaders along with public safety and health care providers Monday evening issued a renewed call for area citizens to follow CDC guidelines to help slow the spread of the virus.

CDC suggestions include wearing a mask in public, washing and sanitizing hands frequently, practicing social distancing and staying six feet away from others, staying home if you are sick and avoiding large gatherings and crowds.

According to the Missouri Coronavirus. dashboard, Clinton County has had 643 cases and 33 deaths since the pandemic began. DeKalb County has had 407 cases with five deaths, Caldwell County has seen 237 cases with just one death and Daviess County has had 263 cases with four deaths.

The dashboard says seven of the total deaths in the four county area have happened in the past seven days, with six of those in Clinton County and one in DeKalb County.

Authorities say additional community policies may be initiated if the local cases and death rates continue to escalate.