The Pulaski County Health Center announced today that two new patients tested positive for COVID-19 in Pulaski.

The county health department confirmed the third and forth positive COVID-19 cases in Pulaski County in a release today. The department stated that they are notifying people who have had close contact with the two patients and should be in quarantine.

"Staff are working with public health system partners to determine any close contacts of individuals who were possibly exposed. If so, health officials will provide guidance to these individuals and monitor them closely for the development of symptoms," the health department stated in a release. 

More information will be released after the health department investigates the two cases. 

Meanwhile, the department announced that nursing services will be suspended at its offices in Waynesville and Crocker due to the coronavirus outbreak, and WIC appointments would occur by telephone or other virtual options beginning Monday.

The suspended services include lab draws, blood pressure checks, treatment and testing for sexually transmitted diseases. The department stated WIC visits would occur by telephone or other virtual options as a safety precaution for the health center’s staff as well as parents and children.

Anyone currently receiving contraceptives through one of the health center’s clinics and needs a refill should call the health center’s office at (573) 736-2217. WIC participants will be notified by phone on how visits will occur before their appointment, the department stated.