Monday, May 18 summary
The number of positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Boone County is currently 105 with 95 who have been released from isolation at the time of publishing. Monday’s Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services (PHHS) Facebook Live video discussed ways for residents to give back to the community. View the video on their Facebook page and view some of the information below.
Cases in Boone County
|Total positive cases||Active||Released from isolation||Deaths|
<15: 4 case
15-24: 31 cases
25-44: 38 cases
45-64: 25 cases
65+: 7 cases
Travel-related: 30 cases
Contact to a confirmed case: 41 cases
Community transmission: 32 cases
Unknown: 2 cases
Before pools are allowed to open to the public, a written plan must be submitted to the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services for approval. The plans must address how social distancing requirements will be monitored and maintained, how high touch surfaces will be disinfected and more. Below is information from the PHHS business guidance document on CoMo.gov/Coronavirus:
- Signs should be posted at the entrance of the pool to remind patrons not to enter when they are sick and maintain social distancing (at least 6 feet).
- Pools where there is no monitor or attendant will be allowed to open with a maximum of 10 people per pool at any given time.
- Social distancing must be maintained at all locations inside the pool area. This includes grills and picnic areas.
- If the size of a pool does not allow for social distancing requirements to be maintained at all times, the pool will not be allowed to open.
- Hot tubs and spray playgrounds are not allowed at this time.
- Remove pool furniture from the area or only keep out enough furniture for the maximum allowed capacity.
- Space out pool furniture to allow for social distancing.
- The lifeguard/monitors shall be responsible for ensuring that social distancing is maintained.
- Clean and disinfect all frequently touched surfaces such as ladders, handrails, entrance gates, pool furniture, etc. If surfaces are dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent or soap and water before disinfecting.
To read more about the business guidance, please visit CoMo.gov/wp-content/uploads/BusinessGuidance-0518.pdf
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.