Thursday, April 30 summary
The number of positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Boone County is currently 94 with 89 who have been released from isolation at the time of publishing. Below is information from Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services (PHHS) regarding guidance as the Stay at Home Order expires.
Cases in Boone County
|Total positive cases||Active||Released from isolation||Deaths|
<15: 1 case
15-24: 27 cases
25-44: 36 cases
45-64: 25 cases
65+: 5 cases
Travel-related: 28 cases
Contact to a confirmed case: 36 cases
Community transmission: 29 cases
Unknown: 1 case
It is still recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to do the following to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus:
- Wash your hands often.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Put distance between yourself and other people.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.
- Cover coughs and sneezes.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.
For more detailed information from the CDC, please visit cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html.
Changes to City services
The previously issued 2020-04 Stay at Home Order expires at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 3. As the Order expires, PHHS director Stephanie Browning has issued Order No. 2020-05. This Order includes a framework for most businesses in Boone County to reopen with limitations on occupancy. This order will be effective at 12 a.m. on Monday, May 4, and represents a careful, gradual and phased approach to reopening Columbia and Boone County.
Businesses should refer to the business guidance document provided by PHHS for more information on how to safely operate during this time.
The community briefing where the new Order was announced can be viewed here: gocolumbiamo.granicus.com/player/clip/2018?view_id=13. To read the Order, FAQ, business guidance and more, please visit CoMo.gov/Coronavirus/Official-Documents and view the documents under the "Reopening and Recovery" section.
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.