Friday, May 8 summary
The number of positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Boone County is currently 98 with 92 who have been released from isolation at the time of publishing. Friday's Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services Facebook Live video answered questions about contact tracing. View the video on their Facebook page. Below is information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about how to properly clean and disinfect your home.
Cases in Boone County
|Total positive cases||Active||Released from isolation||Deaths|
<15: 2 cases
15-24: 28 cases
25-44: 37 cases
45-64: 25 cases
65+: 6 cases
Travel-related: 28 cases
Contact to a confirmed case: 39 cases
Community transmission: 30 cases
Unknown: 1 case
The CDC offers everyday steps individuals can take to ensure their homes are cleaned and disinfected properly:
- Wear reusable or disposable gloves for routine cleaning and disinfection.
- Clean surfaces using soap and water, then use disinfectant.
- Practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces such as: Tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, sinks, etc.
- For electronic devices, consider using a wipeable cover.
- Launder clothing, towels, linens and other items according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Use the warmest appropriate water setting and dry items completely.
- Wear disposable gloves when handling dirty laundry from a person who is sick.
- Dirty laundry from a person who is sick can be washed with other people’s items.
Further, the CDC provides additional steps to take when someone is sick:
- The person who is sick should stay separated from other people in the home as much as is possible. If possible, they should have a separate bedroom, bathroom and their own trash can. If able, the person who is sick should clean their own space. Otherwise, the caregiver should wait as long as possible before cleaning and disinfecting.
- If you have a separate bedroom and bathroom: Wear disposable gloves and only clean the area around the person who is sick when needed, such as when the area is soiled. This will help limit contact with the person who is sick.
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.