Thursday, June 4 summary
The number of positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Boone County is currently 169 with 131 who have been released from isolation at the time of publishing. There are 7 new cases from the previous press release update and the number released from isolation has increased by 4. There are currently 36 active cases. Below is information about how families can prepare for the potential of getting sick with COVID-19. Also below is information about the June 6 household hazardous waste collection being canceled.
Cases in Boone County
|Total positive cases||Active||Released from isolation||Deaths|
<15: 16 cases (1 additional case from the previous update)
15-24: 41 cases
25-44: 61 cases (3 additional cases from the previous update)
45-64: 41 cases (2 additional cases from the previous update)
65+: 10 cases (1 additional case from the previous update)
Travel-related: 30 cases
Contact to a confirmed case: 81 cases (1 additional case from the previous update, 2 moved from the "unknown" category)
Community transmission: 49 cases (2 additional cases from the previous update, 1 moved from the "unknown" category)
Unknown: 9 cases (4 additional cases from the previous update)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends creating a household plan of action to help protect your health and the health of those you care about in the event of an outbreak of COVID-19:
- Talk with the people who need to be included in your plan, and discuss what to do if a COVID-19 outbreak occurs in the community.
- Plan ways to care for those who might be at greater risk for serious complications, particularly older adults and those with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease.
- Make sure they have access to several weeks of medications and supplies in case you need to stay home for prolonged periods of time.
- Get to know your neighbors and find out if your neighborhood has a website or social media page to stay connected.
- Create a list of local organizations that you and your household can contact in the event you need access to information, healthcare services, support and resources.
- Create an emergency contact list of family, friends, neighbors, carpool drivers, health care providers, teachers, employers, the local public health department, and other community resources.
Changes to City services
The Columbia Solid Waste's household hazardous waste collection program has been canceled for Saturday, June 6 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Please do not place hazardous waste items at the curb for residential refuse collection. For more information about the storage and disposal of cleaning products and other hazardous waste items, please visit dnr.mo.gov/env/hwp/hiddenhazards.htm.
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.