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June 11th Governor Parsons announced Missouri will fully reopen during Phase 2 of the "Show Me Recovery Plan" which will begin Tuesday, June 16th. Read more here. June 8th

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – 
Several counties throughout Missouri have already participated in community sampling efforts in order for public health officials to learn more about the prevalence of COVID-19 transmission. Testing goals for events thus far have been exceeded, and the State of Missouri is continuing these efforts through June. Beginning on June 8, the goal is to test 10,900 people over a 2-week period at events being held in 21 counties.  
Community sampling gives the state a better sense of COVID-19 prevalence in a given area, which will help guide its response and ease uncertainty for Missourians. If prevalence is low, this will help reassure citizens that it is safe to begin re-engaging in the community and returning to somewhat normal operations. If prevalence is higher, quick and proactive steps will be taken to keep the virus from spreading further in the community. 

Any Missouri residents who wish to be tested with a nasal swab to see if they have an active COVID-19 infection can do so at the specified sites in each region at no cost to the individual. Missouri residency is the only requirement; individuals do not have to live in the county in which they are tested, and they do not have to be experiencing symptoms. 

Location selection for this period of community sampling is based on inadequate testing according to the number of confirmed cases and the number of total tests conducted prior to these events. Counties hosting upcoming community testing events are Scott, Platte, Stoddard, Carter, Ripley, Cass, Franklin, Johnson, Pettis, Lafayette, Ray, Warren, Carroll, Chariton, Lincoln, Lewis, Moniteau, Pike, Scotland, Montgomery and Osage. 

Appointments can now be made online for events June 8-12 on the DHHS Registration site.  Events scheduled from June 13-20 will continue to be added over the next few days. Those without access to online registration can call the Missouri COVID-19 hotline for registration assistance at 877-435-8411. 

The community sampling goal for May 25-June 7 was to have 9,600 people tested at events in 11 counties. As of June 3, 9,483 people had already been tested. 107 of these patients tested positive. 

CARES Act funding will be used for community sampling. Some counties have also elected to provide community sampling using CARES Act funding received by their county.

The community-based testing will be operated by the Department of Health and Senior Services and Missouri National Guard in coordination with the hosting local public health agencies.

More information can be found at   health.mo.gov/coronavirus

May 28th - Missouri Governor Parson extended the "Show Me Strong Recovery Plan" Phase 1 to June 15th. May 4th - May 31st: The State of Missouri has announced the first phase of the Show-Me Strong Recovery Plan. For more information visit the City's Return to Work page. April 27th - Missouri Governor announced first phase of " Missouri Show-Me-Strong Recovery" Plan to begin May 4th through May 31st. April 22nd - Cass County extended the stay-at-home order to May 3rd. April 16th - Today, Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced he is extending the Stay-at-Home Order until Sunday, May 3rd to give state leaders more time to "prepare the economy and get Missourians back to work." The order was previously set to end on April 24. April 16th - Parks & Recreation Tiny-Tots Volleyball and Volleyball leagues cancelled.  Baseball/softball has been postponed to games starting June 8th, 2020, practice starting May 25th, 2020. Competitive baseball teams please check emails and contact the Recreation Coordinator for more information. [email protected]
March 25th - Council issues a State of Emergency in response to COVID-19.  This allows the city flexibility to expedite emergency response efforts (waving penalties for late payments, credit card fees, water shut offs, etc.)

March 23rd - Cass County issues stay-at-home order

March 21st - Cass County limits social gatherings to 10 people or less

March 17th - Cass County issues a Public Health Emergency Order after 1st presumed positive case in the county.  
The Order declares that all restaurants, dining facilities, bars, taverns, clubs, and movie theaters in the County are to be closed to the public.  Restaurants may continue to provide curbside, drive-through, and delivery services. 

The Order further defines that a gathering does not include normal operations at spaces where persons may be in transit or coming and going individually or in groups of fewer than 10.

The Order will allow the continued operation of governmental and judicial functions, daycare facilities, grocery stores, pharmacies, healthcare facilities, private businesses, religious and faith-based activities, weddings, and funerals.  

March 16th - City Buildings closed to the public.  

March 12th
 - City postpones municipal court docket