Shelby County couple tests positive for COVID-19
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Shelby County couple tests positive for COVID-19

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SHELBYVILLE — A Shelby County couple has tested posted for COVID-19 after taking an out-of-state trip, health officials said Monday. 

The 60-year-old male and 55-year-old female are married, the Shelby County Health Department said in a statement. They were tested at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon and ordered to isolate.

The health department says those with COVID-19 usually experience symptoms two to 14 days after initial exposure including a fever, cough and shortness of breath.

Residents are encouraged to isolate, practice social distancing, washing hands for at least 20 seconds and avoid touching their face with unwashed hands.


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Contact Garrett Karsten at (217) 421-6949. Follow him on Twitter: @GarrettKarsten

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