Friday, June 5 summary
The number of positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Boone County is currently 177 with 135 who have been released from isolation at the time of publishing. There are 8 new cases from the previous press release update and the number released from isolation has increased by 4. There are currently 40 active cases. Below is information about things to think about when considering canceling, postponing or reducing the size of an event or gathering. Also below is information about the return of full-service residential trash collection and curbside recycling beginning next week.
Cases in Boone County
|Total positive cases||Active||Released from isolation||Deaths|
<15: 16 cases
15-24: 44 cases (3 additional cases from the previous update)
25-44: 61 cases
45-64: 43 cases (2 additional cases from the previous update)
65+: 13 cases (3 additional cases from the previous update)
Travel-related: 30 cases
Contact to a confirmed case: 89 cases (5 additional cases from the previous update, 2 moved from the "unknown" category)
Community transmission: 51 cases (1 moved from the "unknown" category)
Unknown: 7 cases (3 additional cases from the previous update)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend consulting with local public health officials and continually assess, based on current conditions, whether to postpone, cancel, or significantly reduce the number of attendees (if possible) at an event or gathering. When determining if a large gathering or event should be postponed or canceled, consider the following:
- Overall number of attendees or crowd size.
- Number of attendees who are at higher risk of developing serious illness from COVID-19. This includes older adults and people with underlying health problems such as lung or heart disease and diabetes.
- How close together attendees will be at the event.
- Potential ways to minimize economic impact to attendees, staff and the local community.
- Amount of spread in local community and the communities from where your attendees are likely to travel.
- Needs and capacity of the local community to host or participate in your event.
Full services for residential trash collection and curbside recycling are planned to resume Monday, June 8. City officials thank customers and community members for understanding as services were modified during the past two weeks and for their support and kind wishes expressed for staff impacted by COVID-19.
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.