May 12, 2020 Callaway County COVID-19 Update

The Callaway County Health Department has no new positive COVID 19 cases to report at this time. There are currently 22 cases, with 20 recovered, one active and one death.
As we continue the second week of the reopening of Missouri, more emphasis is being placed on social distancing than ever. Most people in Callaway County are doing a great job of social distancing. As a society, we tend to easily forget to observe rules that are intended to keep us safe when we are around others who do not seem to share our thoughts. Because others are careless, this does not mean we should follow suit. Continue to do the exceptional job that you have done as a community to keep this virus controlled. Keep six feet between yourself and others. Wash your hands for 20 seconds and don’t go out or go to work if you are sick. Wear masks properly. Contact your primary care physician by phone or email if you are sick. Our numbers speak for themselves, you as a county have made this possible. Keep up the good work.
Nurses here at CCHD have the responsibility of contacting close contacts of positive COVID-19 cases in Callaway County. Some patients may only have five to ten contacts, but most have many more. The number of contacts may be as high as 50 or more per patient. This is truly a daunting task as not everyone responds well.
Special thanks to registered nurses Nancy Russell, Stephanie Woods and Megan Whelan. YOU all do an amazing job protecting our citizens.
If you have a business or church and have questions on reopening and distancing, please call the Callaway County Health Department. We will visit your site or answer any questions we can over the phone.
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