Suggested COVID mitigation strategies for gatheringsopens PDF file The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a threat to the health and safety of our community. However, there are many things we as a community and as individuals can do to decrease the risk of getting and spreading the virus. The list below links to additional guidance pages with more details on how to stay COVID Aware in different settings.
Under the Current Public Health Order, any business, entity, large venue, event or public gathering facing unique circumstances not specifically addressed in this Order or seeking to accommodate in excess of the limitations specified may submit a proposed Operational Plan for review and conditional approval by PHHS. Please note that based on the current transmission level of the COVID-19 virus in Boone County, our recommendation is to host events virtually or postpone to a later date if seeking to exceed the limitations in the current Public Health Order. If still seeking to exceed the current limitations in the Order, an Operational Plan must be submitted and approved.
Please submit your plan through this form.
Please allow 7-10 business days for a response regarding your plan. Since operational plans typically require multiple drafts before approval, we recommend submitting an operational plan no later than 14 days prior to the event date. When you submit a plan, it is in the queue and we will do our best to review it as soon as possible.
Everyone 10 years of age and older that is within Boone County is required to wear a mask when around people who are not household members. This requirement is detailed in the latest Public Health Order. Masks have been required within Columbia city limits since early July, and in Boone County since Nov. 24, 2020.
These masks act as a simple barrier to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people when the person wearing the cloth face covering coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice.
Nominate a COVID Crusher!
Do you know of a business, organization or individual in Boone County that exemplifies the recommendations for slowing the spread of COVID-19? If so, we want to hear about them! Let us know who in our community is doing a good job to decrease the risk of spreading the virus and tell us why they are a COVID Crusher! We’ll share COVID Crushers each week on social media and our website.
Printable Mask Signs
With City of Columbia logo:
- Smiles encouraged mask signopens PDF file
- Health and safety mask signopens PDF file
- Health and safety – Spanishopens PDF file
- Face masks required upon entry with stop mask signopens PDF file
- Face masks required upon entry mask signopens PDF file