Posey County Health Officer Dr. Kyle Rapp has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement released by Rapp on Monday.
Rapp said he made the announcement in an effort to notify everyone of the situation at hand, and to ease the possible concerns of any of his patients as a practicing physician.
According to Rapp, none of his patients are considered a contact, so there's no need for the to quarantine or feel that they're at risk.
"I never saw any patients after symptoms started and the criteria to be a close contact never happened in the office or hospital," Rapp said in his statement.
Rapp went on to say that no officer staff are considered to be close contacts either and that all individuals who are contacts have been notified and are in quarantine at this time.
The Posey County Health Officer said he's currently at home and managing symptoms, but that it's "impossible to tell" where he contracted the virus.