Monday, May 4 summary
The number of positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Boone County is currently 96 with 91 who have been released from isolation at the time of publishing. There are no new cases from the previous update. Below is information about a collaborative COVID-19 testing program.
Cases in Boone County
|Total positive cases||Active||Released from isolation||Deaths|
<15: 2 case
15-24: 27 cases
25-44: 36 cases
45-64: 25 cases
65+: 6 cases
Travel-related: 28 cases
Contact to a confirmed case: 38 cases
Community transmission: 29 cases
Unknown: 1 case
A collaborative COVID-19 testing program between Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services, Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital, MU Health Care and Boone Hospital began Monday, May 4, starting in Centralia.
The goal is to increase testing for individuals that currently are not able to access existing testing sites (like the current Columbia drive-thru testing sites) as well as more rural settings and those at higher risk like congregate settings. Once established, this joint initiative will expand to additional surrounding areas. This mobile testing collaborative will conduct testing in the event of any symptom(s) of acute respiratory infection (fever, new cough, new shortness of breath, new myalgias, chills, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell). No other criteria will be needed for testing at these events.
Wednesday, May 6, 12 - 4 p.m. - Hallsville High School (421 MO-124, Hallsville, MO 65255)
Friday, May 8, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Ashland Baptist Church (203 E. Broadway, Ashland, MO 65010)
Monday, May 11, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Turning Point (702 Wilkes Blvd., Columbia, MO 65201)
Wednesday, May 13, 12 - 4 p.m. - Paquin Towers (1201 Paquin St., Columbia, MO 65201)
Changes to City services
No additional changes at this time.
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.