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The Phelps-Maries County Health Department has issued a COVID-19 alert in connection with an event at the Belle Fair this past Saturday night.

A person who attended the Belle Fair to watch the Belle Dance Team event from 7:30-9:30 p.m. was symptomatic for COVID-19 and was not wearing a face mask, health officials said in a news release.

Health officials are asking that anyone who attended this event to be alert for development of COVID-19 symptoms, practice social distancing, and wear a mask while in public for 14 days from the date of potential exposure.

Symptoms of COVID-19 may include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache or sore throat.

Those who develop symptoms of COVID-19 should isolate themselves from others immediately and alert their health care provider.

Health officials also noted some people experience no symptoms at all during their course of illness but may still be spreading the virus. Symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus.

The Phelps-Maries County Health Department had confirmed 10 total cases of COVID-19 in Maries county as of Wednesday.

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