Friday, March 20 summary
The number of positive cases has increased in Boone County. At the time of publishing, there were seven additional positive cases bringing the total to 10. Transit fares have been suspended until May 1, 2020. Public access to City facilities and operations have been limited. Please see more information below.
Cases in Boone County
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Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services will be doing a Facebook Live series Monday through Friday starting at 12:15 p.m. Ask your coronavirus-related questions live by visiting their Facebook page. Residents who have questions over the weekend are encouraged to call the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services statewide public hotline for residents or healthcare providers needing guidance regarding COVID-19 at 877.435.8411 or email Coronavirus@CoMo.gov.
The Heart of Missouri United Way, Community Foundation of Central Missouri, City of Columbia and Boone County launched CoMoHelps.org to enable community members to make donations and sign up as volunteers to assist nonprofits as part of the local response to coronavirus (COVID-19). Read the press release here: https://bit.ly/3a9ABN8.
Changes to City services
As of Friday, March 20, Go COMO, the City of Columbia's public transit system, suspended all fares, including para-transit, until May 1, 2020. Passengers are encouraged to practice social distancing. Go COMO currently has hand sanitizer on every bus for passengers to use, and disinfectant spray is used to regularly clean all handholds and stainless steel. The floors of the buses are also thoroughly cleaned daily.
To help protect the health of residents and City employees, changes are being made to public access to City buildings and operations beginning Monday, March 23, at 8 a.m. The press release has sections related to access at City facilities, followed by information about how to continue conducting business with City departments. View the press release here: https://bit.ly/33xq5wS.