Thursday, April 16 summary
The number of positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Boone County is currently 87 with 76 who have recovered at the time of publishing. Below is information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about creating care plans for older adults. Also below is information about Columbia Municipal Court.
Cases in Boone County
|Total positive cases||Active||Recovered||Deaths|
<15: 1 case
15-24: 23 cases
25-44: 33 cases
45-64: 25 cases
65+: 5 cases
Travel-related: 28 cases
Contact to a confirmed case: 32 cases
Community transmission: 26 cases
Pending investigation: 1 case
The CDC suggests that developing a care plan is vital during this crucial time, particularly for older adults who are at higher risk of severe illness and even death due to COVID-19.
A care plan is a form that summarizes a person’s health conditions and current treatments. Many care plans include a summary of health conditions, medications, health care providers, emergency contacts and end-of-life care options (for example, advance directives). Many people complete their care plans in consultation with their doctor, and if needed, with help from a family member or home nurse aide.
Developing a care plan now can have benefits beyond the current pandemic. A care plan can be updated every year or any time there is a change in a person’s health or medications to keep the care plan current. Care plans can reduce emergency room visits and hospitalizations, and improve overall medical management for people with a chronic health condition, resulting in a better quality of life.
For additional information and to download a fillable care plan form, please visit cdc.gov/aging/develop-care-plan.html.
Changes to City services
The Columbia Municipal Court continues to operate under limited public access until further notice. Except as set forth in the 13th Judicial Circuit Administrative Order, all cases through May 8, 2020, will be postponed to a later date.
New court dates will be mailed to defendants or their attorneys to the address on file with the court. To update an address, contact the court at MunicipalCourt@CoMo.gov or call 573.817.5022.
Written guilty pleas are accepted via email at MunicipalCourt@CoMo.gov or by fax at 573.874.7531. Forms are located here: CoMo.gov/Court/Court-Forms.
Payments can be processed online at trafficpayment.com, by phone 1.800.444.1187 or via mail at 600 E. Broadway, Columbia MO, 65201.
The judge and clerk’s office will hold video arraignments/hearings for inmates, will be available to recall warrants and process other appropriate paperwork.
Residents that have other needs to access the court system in Columbia Municipal Court or have questions, please email MunicipalCourt@CoMo.gov or call 573.817.5022 to make inquiries.
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.