Friday, May 29 summary
The number of positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Boone County is currently 141 with 108 who have been released from isolation at the time of publishing. There are 3 new cases from the previous press release update and the number released from isolation has increased by 1.
Below is additional information from the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services and Columbia Parks and Recreation regarding safety guidelines while resuming local sports, as well as continuing changes to residential curbside recycling.
Cases in Boone County
|Total positive cases||Active||Released from isolation||Deaths|
*Numbers current as of May 29 at 5 p.m.
<15: 10 cases (1 additional case from the previous update)
15-24: 37 cases (1 additional case from the previous update)
25-44: 52 cases
45-64: 35 cases (1 additional case from the previous update)
65+: 7 cases
Travel-related: 30 cases
Contact to a confirmed case: 62 cases (2 additional cases from the previous update)
Community transmission: 46 cases (4 moved from the "unknown" category)
Unknown: 3 cases (1 additional case from previous update)
As baseball and softball leagues start to resume in the area, the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services in cooperation with Columbia Parks and Recreation, encourages players, coaches and spectators to follow these recommended guidelines:
- All athletes and spectators should have no flu-like symptoms within the previous 72 hours of a game, such as fever of 100.4 degrees or higher, shortness of breath, chills, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, unexplained muscle pain and feeling of unexplained fatigue.
- All athletes and spectators should have not been in direct contact with a known case of COVID-19 within the previous 14 days.
- It is recommended that one should not attend if considered high risk, or living in close quarters to someone having a high risk profile.
- If you need to sneeze or cough, please do so into a tissue or upper sleeve (not hands).
- All athletes should bring their own water bottles. There should be no sharing of water bottles, team water coolers, or team snacks.
- All players should wipe down and disinfect all equipment before arriving at the facility.
- Only immediate family members of athletes may attend the event as spectators.
- Teams must only enter the facility at their allotted time. Games will be scheduled to accommodate for social distancing between teams as well as field/court sanitation.
- Spectators are encouraged to bring their own chairs for sitting during games or may stand and should always keep 6 feet of distance between each other except family members living in the same household. If using bleachers, fans are encouraged to clean an area before sitting.
- Lines around restrooms, concession stands or otherwise throughout the event are discouraged, but if necessary, please maintain a distance of 6 feet at all times.
- Tailgating and other similar gatherings are discouraged. Fans, coaches and players are encouraged to leave the facility (parking lot included) immediately upon completion of the game. Fans should not enter the facility before scheduled game time.
- Personal protective equipment is not required but is encouraged.
For more specific guidelines pertaining to individual sports, visit https://www.como.gov/parksandrec/sports/
Changes to City services
During the week of June 1, service changes will continue affecting curbside residential recycling and trash collection efforts in the City of Columbia. The continuing changes include:
- There will be NO curbside residential recycling collection.
- ONLY normal trash will be collected. Bulky items such as furniture, appliances, etc. will NOT be collected.
- Commercial recycling will be collected as staffing permits.
Customers can take their recycling materials to one of 11 recycling drop off points. A map of these locations can be found at https://www.como.gov/utilities/solidwaste/. The drop off locations are:
- Columbia College Dulany Hall (near 8th Street and Hickman Avenue)
- Columbia College Wrightman Building (south end of Pannell Street)
- The Armory (north parking lot at 7th Street and Park Avenue)
- 10th Street and Cherry Street (south side of the Cherry Street Parking Structure)
- Home Depot (3215 Clark Lane)
- Moser’s on Keene (900 North Keene St.)
- Moser’s Supermarket (705 West Business Loop 70)
- 3601 South Providence Road (outer road north of Nifong)
- State Farm Parkway (on Nifong just east of Grindstone)
- University of Missouri (Bluford Hall on Kentucky Avenue)
- University of Missouri (Shurz Hall on Ashland Road east of College Avenue)
The health and sanitation of the community, and the safety of staff, are our top priorities. The City of Columbia apologizes for any inconvenience and appreciates our customers’ understanding during this period. For more information, visit: https://www.como.gov/CMS/pressreleases/view.php?id=6786
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.