Tuesday, June 9 summary
The number of positive cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Boone County is currently 193 with 156 who have been released from isolation at the time of publishing. There is 1 new case from the previous press release update and the number released from isolation has increased by 6. There are currently 35 active cases. The topic for Tuesday’s Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services Facebook Live video was mental health resources. See some of the information discussed in the video below.
Cases in Boone County
Total positive cases
Released from isolation
<15: 20 cases (1 additional case from the previous press release update)
15-24: 49 cases
25-44: 64 cases
45-64: 43 cases
65+: 17 cases
Travel-related: 31 cases
Contact to a confirmed case: 101 cases
Community transmission: 56 cases
Unknown: 5 cases (1 additional case from the previous press release update)
Based on an ongoing investigation, public health officials have determined that a previous case from last week that was initially reported as a contact to a confirmed case has been changed to community transmission.
Officials at Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services want to make sure residents maintain good mental health. Below are some suggestions:
- Make a list of enjoyable activities you can still do.
- Make a list of activities or projects you’d feel good about completing.
- Make a list of things you can still do everyday that help you feel good.
- Focus on what you can control.
- Identify activities to limit.
- If homebound with family, identify ways family might enjoy time together.
- Exercise at home.
- Practice gratitude.
- Socialize on virtual platforms.
- Let yourself off the hook.
- Reach out for help.
If needed, officials suggest reaching out to one of the many available options listed below for mental health services.
Burrell Behavioral Health Crisis Assist Team provides immediate 24/7 response to individuals who have a mental health crisis or are having thoughts of suicide. They can be reached at 800.395.2132.
Compass Health Network - Behavioral Health Services can provide a mental health assessment and recommendations. Their centralized number is 884.853.8937 or call 888.237.4567 for immediate access to services.
United Health Care (UHC) is making available a free support line for anyone experiencing emotional stress or anxiety related to COVID-19, even for non-UHC members. It‘s available 24/7, free, and confidential. They can be reached at 886.342.6892.
FACE of Boone County serves Boone County children/youth 19 years old or younger and their families. FACE can help families narrow their options of services based on their top needs. Services are free through the Boone County Children’s Services Fund. They can be reached at 573.771.3223.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) Disaster Distress Helpline offers free mental health support 24/7. They can be reached at 800.985.5990 or text TalkWithUs or Hablanos to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
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.