Twenty-seven new cases so far this week has the Montgomery County COVID-19 coronavirus positivity rate at 3.6 percent since Sunday.
According to the Montgomery County Health Department, 415 people have tested positive for the virus since the end of March. As of Wednesday, Oct. 7, there are 17 tests still pending.
The Hillsboro Moose Lodge posted on social media on Tuesday that the facility was temporarily closed for a thorough cleaning after an employee tested positive. The employee “had cold and allergy symptoms; no temperature,” the Moose posted.
According to Christian-Montgomery EMA Director Greg Nimmo, an employee of the Capital City Cornhole company tested positive for COVID-19; that company hosted four events in Taylorville, including two at the Chilifest over the weekend.
“There were 230 participants registered total at these events, and numerous observers in attendance,” Nimmo said. “Anyone in attendance at this event that mingled amongst the participants or employees is at risk for exposure. The full extent of this mass exposure at such a large gathering is not possible to fully contact trace, so we encourage all participants and observers that may have been exposed to players or employees to self-monitor for symptoms.”