Tuesday, April 7 summary
The number of positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Boone County is currently 71 with 50 who have recovered at the time of publishing. Tuesday's Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services (PHHS) Facebook Live video discussed ways to give and get help, specifically when it comes to food resources. View the video on their Facebook page. Below is information about ordinances approved by City Council related to the coronavirus, guidance for residential and commercial construction, and obtaining vital records.
Cases in Boone County
|Total positive cases||Active||Recovered||Deaths|
15-24: 18 cases
25-44: 28 cases
45-64: 22 cases
65+: 3 cases
Travel-related: 28 cases
Contact to a confirmed case: 22 cases
Community transmission: 21 cases
For those in the community who need assistance with food, there are many resources available. To see food resources, including school food programs, please visit CoMo.gov/Health/GetHelp-Coronavirus.
Residents interested in giving back to the community can visit CoMoHelps.org.
Changes to City services
At the April 6, City Council meeting, council members voted to formally approve the measures put in place by City Manager John Glascock as it relates to doing business during the coronavirus pandemic. The measures included:
- Temporary deviation relating to parking meter hoods and transit fares
- Temporary deviation relating to penalties, late charges and service fees on utility accounts
- Temporary rules for the submission of public comments on Council agenda items
- Administrative delay on the processing of applications for building permits for new construction
- Temporary deviation relating to the City of Columbia COVID-19 Leave Policy and federal Coronavirus Response Leave Policy for City employees
Residential and commercial construction
Officials issued guidance for residential and commercial construction to assist all who work on, and in support of, new and existing construction projects to provide for a safe job site to limit the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) among the workforce and in the community. The guidance can be found here: https://www.como.gov/wp-content/uploads/Construction-Guidance-4.7.20-1.pdf
Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services
PHHS is not currently processing vital records on a walk-in basis. They are directing residents to utilize Vitalchek.com to order online. VitalChek is the only external processor Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services utilizes for vital records like birth certificates. Officials recommend residents beware of online services that do not have relationships directly with the agencies that issue vital records.
Official information from the City of Columbia and Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services (PHHS) can be found at CoMo.gov/Coronavirus. The City will also be utilizing City and PHHS official social media accounts to post updates. They can be found at @CoMoGov on Facebook and Twitter and @CoMoHealthDept on Facebook and @CoMo_HealthDept on Twitter.