September 22, 2020


Current Active COVID-19 cases in Callaway County: 90

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Since the pandemic began earlier this year, Callaway County has had a total of 602 positive cases, with 509 of those individuals making a full recovery and 3 deaths.

DHSS reinforces continued message of importance of using COVID-19 prevention measures during gatherings

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Fall weather has arrived, and although the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) encourages taking activities outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic, this does not imply that prevention measures should be ignored. 

“As Gov. Parson and I say each week, COVID-19 is still here among us,” said Dr. Randall Williams, director of DHSS. “We want people to be able to engage in enjoyable activities, but do so safely to avoid the virus being spread which will only lead to more illness and social isolation.” 

Williams continually reminds Missourians to practice social distancing. “Remaining 6 feet apart from others continues to be very important today, just like it was in the beginning of this,” he said. “If you can’t maintain this distance from others, be sure to wear a mask.” Williams also stresses the importance of proper handwashing or the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer. 

DHSS recently launched a series of public service announcements that tell the unique firsthand stories of Missourians who have survived COVID-19. They are sharing their stories to help reduce stigma surrounding the virus and those who contract it. 

Additional videos and graphics can be found within the DHSS COVID-19 resource toolkit. Learn more about COVID-19 and how to stay safe at