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April 2, 2020 Callaway County COVID-19 Update

5 p.m.

The Callaway County Health Department has received no new cases of COVID 19 to report at this time. There are 17 positive total cases to date.

6 Active, 11 recovered.

Today has been a good day in this fight against an unseen menace. Your work to social distance, properly washing your hands, not going to work if you are sick and watching out for others within the community is making a positive difference. Please don’t stop!!!!!!

We should not get a false sense that this has all passed us. There are many days left before we can claim a victory over COVID 19. Please continue to isolate.

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April 1, 2020 Callaway County COVID-19 Update

April 1, 2020 – 5 p.m.

The Callaway County Health Department has received no new positive cases of COVID-19 at this time. There are 17 positive cases, 11 active and 6 recovered.

Today’s news is encouraging but should not be taken as the normal. We must keep practicing the recommendations from CDC and DHSS to keep ourselves and our community safe. With nice weather, end of month pay cycles and other things that tend to make people want to get out and travel, remember that without distancing from others, your risk the chance of becoming infected with COVID-19 greatly increases.

HELPFUL HINTS:

1. If a store looks crowded, wait until the number of individuals decrease before going in.

2. Take as few people with you when you go to shop.

3. Limit the time you are in a business.

4. If you can shop for someone who is elderly or disabled, do so.

5. We all have to continue to work on social distancing as we have over the past days and weeks.

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March 31, 2020 Callaway County COVID-19 Update No. 2

The Callaway County Health Department has received notification of 1 additional positive COVID-19 case in Callaway County. This brings the total number of positive cases to 17. The patient and family are self- isolating and are under the care of their primary care provider. No other information will be given.

Please continue to limit any travel outside your residence. If trips for essential items must be done, please limit the number of people going with you into the businesses. Make a list of items needed before you leave to go shopping. This will make the time inside stores much less and thus lowering your risk of exposure.

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March 31, 2020 Callaway County COVID-19 Update

The Callaway County Health Department has received notification of 1 positive case of COVID-19 in Callaway County. This brings the total number of positive COVID-19 cases to 16.

16 total cases (10 active, 6 recovered)

Please continue social distancing and all other CDC and DHSS recommendations. Please do not travel if not necessary. Limit the amount of time you spend during shopping trips. Do not stay any longer in a business than is necessary. By doing these simple steps, you lessen the threat to yourself and those working at the businesses.

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March 30, 2020 Callaway County COVID-19 Update 2

March 30, 2020 4:55pm

The Callaway County Health Department has received notification of one (1) additional COVID-19 positive case in Callaway County. The patient and family are isolated and are under care of their primary care physician. No other information will be given.

This brings the total number of cases to 15.
9 Active
6 recovered

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March 30, 2020 Callaway County COVID-19 Update 1

The Callaway County Health Department has no new cases of COVID-19 as of today’s date to report. This in no way means that the citizens of Callaway County should stop isolation, hand washing and all other recommended procedures as set forth by CDC and the Department of Health and Senior Services.

Currently there are a total of 14 cases in Callaway County.
8 Active
6 Recovered

Our community partners are working diligently to assist many of our citizens who are in need. The St. Peter’s food drive collected 1,004 pounds of food and $2,395.00 and delivered to Serve, Inc. to help our community. St Peter’s Disaster Response Team is also available to pick up donations, deliver food and prescription medications to those who cannot get out. Contact St. Peter’s Parish office at 573-642-5562 for assistance.

Thank you to everyone that is helping out through these tough times.

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March 29, 2020 Callaway County COVID-19 Update

The Callaway County Health Department has received one (1) additional positive case of COVID-19 as of this time and date. This brings Callaway County’s total number of positive COVID-19 cases to 14. Please continue to follow the CDC and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services guidelines:

1. Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.

2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth or face with un-washed hands.

3. Stay home if you are sick.

4. Cover coughs and sneezes (cough into your elbow)

5. Clean and disinfect high touch areas

With today’s lower number of cases seen here in Callaway County, it is easily seen that our community is adhering to these recommendations and it is working. Keep up the good work!!! Thank You

The Callaway County Commissioners and Local Community leaders are meeting by conference call daily to assess any new information pertaining to the COVID-19 outbreak. These meetings provide each member a forum to ask questions, talk about public responses, make vital decisions and work as a single unit for the good of the entire county. The decisions made will be reflected through the CallawayCOVID19.com webpage. All releases of information will be sent out through this site.

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A Message to Callaway County Citizens

The Callaway County Health Department, Callaway County Commission, and all city governments within Callaway County would like to thank the citizens of Callaway County for taking action to voluntarily isolate, follow health guidelines and greatly reduce the number of positive cases of COVID-19 within Callaway County. Without the voluntary isolation of our citizens throughout our county, it is very likely that the numbers of those severely ill or possibly deceased would be much larger. We would like to thank our businesses large and small for the sacrifices you are making to insure the health and safety of your employees and your customers. Your acts of selflessness are a testament to the great people of Callaway County.

We must not stop now. In the days and weeks ahead, we will surely be tested. Our resolve must stand. Please continue to follow the Guidelines put forth by The Department of Health and Senior Services, CDC and the Callaway County Health Department. Together we will limit the effects COVID-19 to our county by following these simple measures. THANK YOU ALL!!!!

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March 28, 2020 Callaway County COVID-19 Update

The Callaway County Health Department received notification today of three (3) new individuals testing positive for COVID-19 in Callaway County. One has been identified as a close contact to one of our other positive tests. The other two are not associated and are considered community acquired. Epidemic investigations have been completed on these three new positives and their close contacts have been notified and advised to isolate in place for the next 14 days.

Total Callaway County COVID-19 Cases: 13

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March 27, 2020 Callaway County COVID-19 Update

As of 6 PM 3/27/20 the Callaway County Health Department (CCHD) has 10 positive Covid-19 cases residing in Callaway County. Eight (8) are associated with William Woods University. These individuals are under self-isolation CCHD will follow Department of Health and Senior Services and Center for Disease Control for isolation recommendations and guidelines for discontinuation of isolation when appropriate.

Two were received 3/27, one is travel related and the other from the community.

Close contacts of positive cases are contacted by CCHDE and asked to self-isolate for 14 days. Symptom onset can occur within 2-14 days. This is the reason for the 14-day self-isolation recommendation for positive cases and close contacts. If a contact becomes symptomatic, they should seek medical attention. Please notify the medical facility prior to arrival. This ensures the staff is wearing the proper personal protective equipment.

If someone is in need of emergency services (Fire, EMT or Police) please call dispatch and let them know you are in isolation for Covid-19. This protects our emergency responders so they can continue to help other citizens in need.

Currently the health department is limiting contact with the public. If you need a birth certificate or death certificate, you can call our office 573-642-6881 to determine if you meet criteria. Determination will be made on a case-by-case basis.

CCHD is holding WIC clinics by telephone. A system is being developed to allow us to issue and load E-WIC cards with minimal contact between clients and staff.

Septic system permits are still being issued. Please call 573-642-5750 and leave a message, we will get back with you. Water tests can be dropped off. Please call 573-642-6881 ext.0 to arrange for drop off Mon.-Fri. 9-12.