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Cynthiana Town Yard Sale Causes Covid-19 Spike

The Cynthiana Town Yard Sale occurred on July 11th and has been linked to 11 confirmed coronavirus cases in Posey county.

Posted: Jul 19, 2020 8:17 PM
Updated: Jul 19, 2020 8:18 PM

On Sunday, the Posey County Health Department reported 11 new covid-19 cases, bringing their total up to 102, and thanks to contact tracing, they believe that 11 of those 102 cases were transmitted at the Cynthia town yard sale.

According to the town of Cynthiana facebook page, the yard sale was originally called off due to covid-19 concerns, but after an outcry from the community to continue the annual tradition, the event was put back on.

The yard sale took place on July 11th, and the Posey County Health Department taking to Facebook this weekend to say they know several of those who reported positive for coronavirus were not wearing a face mask at the yard sale.

Masks were not required at the event, but social distancing and mask usage was recommended.

And one Cynthiana resident, who wanted to remain anonymous, decided going to the event wasn't a good idea.

“For those that chose to have a yard sale and chose to attend, that’s their business. I personally did not choose to partake. I don’t like big crowds in general, and I try not to go out unless I have to.”

The Posey County Health Department stated the individuals that have tested positive have been placed on strict home isolation.

And anyone identified as a close contact to these cases will be placed on a 14-day home quarantine.

The other five confirmed cases in the county came from outside of the Cynthiana area

And the Posey County Health Department continues to strongly encourage everyone to wear a mask at all times in public, but they said it's especially important now for people in cynthiana to wear one.

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