Thursday, April 23 summary
The number of positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Boone County is currently 92 with 83 who have recovered at the time of publishing. Below is information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about cloth face coverings. Also below is information about the City of Columbia Stay at Home Order being adjusted and extended through May 3.
Cases in Boone County
|Total positive cases||Active||Recovered||Deaths|
<15: 1 case
15-24: 26 cases
25-44: 35 cases
45-64: 25 cases
65+: 5 cases
Travel-related: 28 cases
Contact to a confirmed case: 34 cases
Community transmission: 29 cases
Unknown: 1 case
The CDC provides recommendations on wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, such as grocery stores and pharmacies. The CDC states that cloth face coverings should fit the following guidelines:
- Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face.
- Be secured with ties or ear loops.
- Include multiple layers of fabric.
- Allow for breathing without restriction.
- Be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to the shape.
Changes to City services
Stay at Home Order
Due to the continued coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services Director Stephanie Browning has issued Stay at Home Order 2020-04, which extends the previous Order and includes the addition of supplemental authorized activities to include curbside pickup and delivery for all retail businesses. The order is effective at 8 a.m. on April 25 and expires at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 3 or until it is extended, rescinded, superseded or amended in writing by further order. More information: CoMo.gov/CMS/pressreleases/view.php?id=6714.
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.