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Self-quarantined doctor remains symptom-free

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Posted at 5:50 PM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 17:51:19-04

CYNTHIANA, Ky. (LEX 18) — "I'm doing well and remain symptom free." That's the word from Cynthiana family physician Doctor Stephen Moses. He quarantined himself after treating a patient who tested positive for COVID-19. "Today is self-isolation day six." said Moses.

The doctor has been staying in his basement as a precaution. He continues talking to patients by phone and answering any questions they have.

A couple of local elementary schools have sent him videos of encouragement over Facebook singing to their favorite 'quarantined doctor', "To lift your spirits til March 20, we're here to say we've declared this dancing doctor day."

Moses recorded and shared his own Facebook video.

"We've had fun with it, it was local," said Moses. "We received comments saying thank you for making us laugh."

Moses says he understands why many people are frustrated over the cancellations of school and tournaments, but asks them to put themselves in the position of someone with a severely compromised immune system.

Moses tells LEX 18 venting on social media doesn't change anything. "I'd encourage those people to spend time doing something more productive, call and check on your neighbor."

Moses hopes to return to work soon. He's ready to see his patients in person.