Friday, April 17 summary
The number of positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Boone County is currently 87 with 79 who have recovered at the time of publishing. There are no new cases from the previous update. Friday's Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services (PHHS) Facebook Live video answered resident questions. View the video on their Facebook page. Below is information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about cleaning and disinfecting a home. Also below is information about public comment for the Monday, April 20, City Council meeting.
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
Unknown: 1 case
The CDC provides several recommendations for cleaning and disinfecting a home, including the following:
- Wear disposable gloves to clean and disinfect.
- Routinely clean frequently touched surfaces.
- Clean an area or item with soap and water or another detergent if it’s dirty, then use a household disinfectant.
- Diluted household bleach solutions may also be used if appropriate for the surface.
- For soft surfaces such as carpet, rugs and drapes, clean the surface using soap and water or with cleaners appropriate for use on these surfaces.
- Launder items (if possible) according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Use the warmest appropriate water setting and dry items completely.
- For electronics, such as tablets, touch screens, keyboards, and remote controls, follow manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning and disinfecting or consider putting a wipeable cover on the item. If no guidance, use alcohol-based wipes or sprays containing at least 70% alcohol. Dry surface thoroughly.
Changes to City services
Stay at Home Order
In light of Missouri Governor Mike Parson extending the Stay at Home Order through May 3, Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services Director Stephanie Browning is reviewing regional data and will give an update to City Council on Monday, April 20.
Ahead of the Monday, April 20, City Council meeting, a reminder to residents about differences in how the meeting will be conducted. Like the April 6 Council meeting, some council members may attend the meetings through a video conference. Those that do will have video and audio capabilities to fully participate in the meeting.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic state of emergency, there are special rules in effect for public comments on city council agenda items. The receipt of verbal public comments has been temporarily suspended for any agenda item which is not a public hearing required by state or federal law. For those who wish to comment in person on public hearing items, please practice social distancing in the lobby area and Council Chambers. In lieu of verbal public comments, written public comments are being accepted.
Written comments should be submitted to CityClerk@CoMo.gov by 4 p.m. on Monday, April 20. Every written comment should contain the following information from the individual submitting the public comment: the agenda item to which the public comment applies together with the name and address of the person submitting the public comment.
Items that cannot be submitted electronically may be mailed or submitted as otherwise designated by the City Clerk, who may be contacted at 573.874.CITY (2489). Any resident that is unable to communicate utilizing written communication may contact the City Clerk at least two business days prior to the meeting to request a reasonable accommodation.
The City Clerk will provide each council member with a copy of written public comments and will file a copy of the comments with the agenda items for the council meeting for which the comments were submitted.
Both the pre-council meeting and regular council meeting will be livestreamed from CoMo.gov and live broadcast on Spectrum 992, Mediacom 80 and CenturyLink 96.
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.