Ross Health District Investigates COVID Outbreak From Youth Softball Event

The Ross County Health District is investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 from the Scioto Valley Youth League Softball Camp and Fish Fry held at Mary Lou Patton Park in Chillicothe on September 26th of this year.

Currently, there are 3 positive cases and 5 suspected cases of COVID-19 that have been directly linked to this event. If you attended the event and are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, RCHD urges you to get tested and seek medical care.

Additionally, if you are symptomatic, you should self-isolate for 10 days. All positive cases are reported to RCHD via the testing laboratory. If you are positive, please remain at home in isolation to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to others. RCHD continues to perform case investigation and contact tracing for all positive and probable cases of COVID-19. For questions or concerns regarding this outbreak, please email

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

Fever or chills


Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing


Muscle or body aches


New loss of taste or smell

Sore throat

Congestion or runny nose

Nausea or vomiting


RCHD urges you to seek immediate medical care if you are experiencing severe symptoms of COVID-19 such as, trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, and bluish lips or face.

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