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Two county fairs report COVID-19 outbreaks

By: - July 26, 2020 7:33 am

The entrance to the Pickaway County Fairgrounds.

The Pickaway and Clinton county fairs are investigating separate COVID-19 outbreaks. 

The Clinton County Health District is investigating a “cluster” of cases from people who attended the fair, which ran from July 11 to July 18. 

A spokesman for the department said he’s aware of at least three cases, though the investigation is ongoing. 

The Columbus Dispatch reported Thursday that 22 cases of COVID-19, and one possible death, trace back to attendees of the Pickaway County Fair last month. 

A report from the health department found there was a lack of implementation of infection control precautions like requiring masks and limiting crowd sizes. 

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Jake Zuckerman
Jake Zuckerman

Jake Zuckerman is a statehouse reporter. He spent three years chronicling the West Virginia Legislature for The Charleston Gazette-Mail after covering cops and courts for The Northern Virginia Daily.