Tuesday, May 5 summary
The number of positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Boone County is currently 97 with 91 who have been released from isolation at the time of publishing. Tuesday’s Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services Facebook Live video discussed ways for residents to give back to the community. View the video on their Facebook page and see some of the information below. Also below is information about the delayed adoption of the City’s 2020 Strategic Plan and information about Columbia Municipal Court.
Cases in Boone County
|Total positive cases||Active||Released from isolation||Deaths|
<15: 2 case
15-24: 27 cases
25-44: 37 cases
45-64: 25 cases
65+: 6 cases
Travel-related: 28 cases
Contact to a confirmed case: 38 cases
Community transmission: 29 cases
Unknown: 2 cases
A joint effort called CoMoHelps was created between the City of Columbia, Boone County, Community Foundation of Central Missouri and Heart of Missouri United Way. The partners are working together to quickly determine and meet the needs of our region during the coronavirus pandemic.
There are a few options for those in our community who have the means and the desire to give back to the community:
Donations to the Community Foundation Of Central Missouri provide aid to nonprofit service providers struggling with the urgent health and economic effects of the coronavirus. Grants are awarded to meet critical needs in health care, education, arts and culture, animal welfare and more, to help ensure wellness and economic recovery in central Missouri.
Donations to the Heart of Missouri United Way provide emergency funding to support local people who are struggling in the economic fallout from the pandemic; 100% of donations support health and human service organizations that meet vital needs.
Residents can all share their time by volunteering through Volunteer Columbia to address community needs as a result of the pandemic.
To view these options to give help and to see how to get help, please visit CoMoHelps.org.
Changes to City services
To allow the City Council and City staff to focus on the immediate issues at hand related to the coronavirus pandemic, the adoption and implementation of the 2020 Strategic Plan have been delayed. There might also be changes to the draft Plan that better fits the current climate.
Currently, the tentative timeline is to bring the Plan back to City Council in October. In the meantime, City staff members will reevaluate the outcome objectives to see what changes might need to be considered in the current climate.
Updates can be found by visiting CoMo.gov/Strategic-Plan.
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 15, 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.