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Pettis County Sheriff's Office
Thursday April 23rd, 2020 :: 01:06 p.m. CDT


Pettis Co COVID-19 Task Force briefing for Thursday, April 23, 2020.

April 23, 2020
To communicate openly with county residents, this compilation of information from essential government service providers within Pettis County will be disseminated on Mondays and Thursdays.  This briefing will continue to be provided throughout the COVID-19 event.
Pettis County Health Center
  • The number of positive cases for Pettis County is continuing to increase.  As of this morning there are 21 confirmed cases and the number is expected to increase.  Two have resumed their regular activities and the remainder is recovering at home.   
  • The important part to note is that the numbers are increasing.  This means we will not have a 14 day decrease in cases by May 3 and there will still be restrictions in place on May 4.  This is following the national guidelines and what we know of the stateguidelines.  
  • There will be a new public health order in place startiing April 25th and there will be a public health order in place on May 3. 
  • Just because the Governor is lifting the Stay At Home order on May 3 does not mean there are no restrictions.   Please listen carefully to what he is saying.   
  • We are working with our community to develop the steps to reopen safely.   The current restrictions are difficult and hard on many people.   Re-opening the county and then having to close again because we have too many cases to be handled for the health care system will bring more difficulty to the community.
  • The plan for re-opening will be published on the Pettis County Health Center website at  on May 1.  The plan is flexible and the stages will move back and forth based upon what is happening in the community.   
  • One thing that can help understand where we stand is to get tested.   There are testing opportunities at Katy Trail Community Health – 877-733-5824 or Bothwell Regional Health Center Walk In clinic through the COVID hotline by calling the main hospital number at 660-826-8833.   Please contact our 2 testing sites for an appointment.
This is a difficult time for everyone and we all want to get back together with friends and family.   We need to do this safely and not place ourselves and those we care about in danger.
Bothwell Regional Health Center
  • Bothwell is here for our patients and are ready to serve any of your healthcare needs.
  • The safety of our patients is our top priority. We’re going the extra mile with advanced cleaning and sanitizing protocols in all of our facilities and have implemented additional precautions to keep our patients safe when they visit the clinic.
  • We also offer virtual visits for patients that don't require an office visit. Please call your provider's office today to schedule a virtual appointment.
 Katy Trail Community Health
  • Katy Trail Community Health is continuing to offer testing.  Please call 877-733-5824 to schedule an appointment.  
  • Testing is available for those without insurance and without a primary care provider, but an order is still needed which will be provided based upon the assessment.
Pettis County Ambulance District (PCAD)
  • We remain fully staffed & operational.
  • We continue to be out of large N-95 masks and ask that any non-medical first responders report any of this essential PPE they may be holding to the task force.
Sedalia/Pettis County Emergency Management Agency (EMA)
No update for 04-23-2020
Protective Equipment (PPE) Distribution:
The Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) distributed all of the supplies for Region A to the Kansas City Office of Emergency Management. In turn Sedalia-Pettis County Emergency Management transported and distributed supplies to local Law Enforcement and Fire Departments in Pettis County.
  • All of our first responder KN95 masks were recalled.  Replacement masks have been distributed.
 County of Pettis
  • All County offices remain open for business; however hours may vary for specific departments.
  • Any questions should be presented to the office with which you have business. A list of office extensions can be found on the County website at under elected offices or directory. The Courthouse number is 826-5000.
  • We are still utilizing online resources as well as phone, email and our Drop Box located on the East lawn.
City of Sedalia
  • The City of Sedalia continues to monitor the situation closely.  Efforts continue to have all citizens comply with guidance and orders as they are issued.    
  • We have been disseminating information about assistance programs to help our local small businesses survive.  Likewise, we have been working on analysis and development of recommendations for a phased approach of reopening the economy.
  • The City help assistance line (851-7686) continues providing information and assistance related to COVID-19.  
  • City facilities continue to have limited access and are being controlled to comply with social distancing and disinfection guidance.  
  • This week in accordance with the order from the Missouri Supreme Court and the Honorable Judge Paul Beard, municipal court has been suspended through May 15.
  • Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 cases have been moved to May 20th, 2020 at 830 am
  • Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 cases have been moved to May 27th 2020 at 830 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 6th, 2020 cases have been moved to June 3rd, 2020 at 830 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 cases have been moved to June 10th, 2020 at 830 a.m.
  • We continue to be on the job to keep essential services going protecting citizens, while at the same time doing our part in slowing the spread of COVID-19.
Pettis County Sheriff’s Office
  • Domestic violence calls have increased.  Current circumstances have led to ‘cabin fever’ and emotions running high.  Be mindful of this and try to find healthy ways to lessen the stress.
Sedalia Police Department
No update for 04-23-20
  • The Sedalia Police Department is continuing operations but adding additional use of personal protective equipment to limit individual exposure. 
  • Please continue to abide by the Governor’s order and the latest order issued by the Pettis County Health Department.
Sedalia Fire Department
No update for 04-23-20
  • All is stable and somewhat normal.
  • Calls are still running about true to form on Fire/Rescue vs EMS. 
Pettis County 911 Board
No update for 04-23-20
Based on the recommendations from the Missouri 911 Service Board, the following questions have been added to 911 calls that require an emergency service provider to be in contact with the public.
  • Do you or anyone in your home have currently have or have had a fever in the last 14 days? 
  • Do you or anyone inside your home currently have or have had coughing or difficult  
  • breathing in the last 14 days? 
  • Have you or anyone in your home traveled outside of the state in the last 14 days? 
  • Have you or anyone in your home been tested for COVID-19 and received a positive test
  • notification or are you or anyone in your home awaiting a COVID-19 test result? 
  • Are you or anyone in your home currently on a quarantine?
No updates from other agencies for 04-23-20
Pettis County Jail
  • Please do not visit the jail if you are sick.
  • Remote visitations continue for visitors of inmates at jail.
  • Court appearances continue to be conducted via video at jail.
  • Accommodations for attorney-inmate visitations; parole/probation officers-inmate visitations; bonding company representatives-inmate visitations provided for at jail.
  • Updating of sex offender registrations continue at counter of lobby at jail
  • While in the jail lobby awaiting visitation please practice social distancing.  At least 6 feet away from other individuals.  
Pettis County Coroner
  • The health and safety of all of our citizens of our county is always our top priority.  As Coroner, I am faced with meeting normal duties along with protecting our staff, first responders (ambulance, fire, law enforcement), and our funeral home staff.  The funeral home staff will be critical during these trying times.
  • We are working on protocol for responses to nursing homes and hospitals.
IT Administrator
  • Avoid Coronavirus Scams
  • Don’t respond to texts, emails or calls about checks from the government. The details are still coming together.
  • Ignore online offers for vaccinations and home test kits. There are no products proven to treat or prevent COVID-19 at this time.
  • Hang up on robocalls. Scammers are using illegal robocalls to pitch everything from low-priced health insurance to work-at-home schemes.
  • Watch for emails claiming to be from the CDC or WHO. Use sites like and to get the latest information.
  • Don’t click on links from sources you don’t know.
  • Do your homework when it comes to donations. Never donate in cash, by gift card, or by wiring money.
The following COVID-19 phone numbers are provided for your information:
MO Department of Health and Senior Services Hotline:  877-435-8411
City of Sedalia/Pettis County Helpline:  660-851-7686
Pettis County Health Center:
Center for Disease Control (CDC):
John Hopkins University Dashboard:
Missouri Department of Health COVID-19:
Missouri State Emergency Management (SEMA) Daily Briefing:



Look for the COVID-19 Task Force Briefing each Monday and Thursday.

Pettis County Sheriff's Office
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Sedalia, MO 65301

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