A person in Marshall County has tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the first reported case here.

According to a news release from the county’s office of emergency management, the person is in quarantine and the county health department is conducting contact tracing for those who have been in contact with the affected person.

“Individuals who are at an increased risk for community spread will be contacted if known and should monitor at home for symptoms,” stated the release. “Now more than ever we need the community’s support to come together, practice social distancing and help us slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

County residents are being asked to:

• Stay home if sick.

• Practice social distancing.

• Wash hands often with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.

• Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

• Cover coughs and sneezes.

• Clean and disinfect surfaces daily.

 Wearing masks is also recommended as a protective measure by U.S. health officials.

For more information, people can contact the Marshall County Health Department at 785-562-3485.