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.
Everyone 10 years of age and older that is within Columbia city limits 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 are strongly encouraged within Boone County.
Cloth face coverings are recommended by the CDC and required by City ordinance. 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.