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Pettis County Sheriff's Office
Monday October 19th, 2020 :: 02:26 p.m. CDT


Pettis County COVID-19 Task Force briefing for Monday, October 19, 2020.

OCTOBER 19, 2020

To communicate openly with county residents, this compilation of information from essential government service providers within Pettis County will be disseminated on Mondays.  This briefing will continue to be provided throughout the COVID-19 event.
Please note:  Only the agencies with updated information will be included in the briefing.
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed are those of the contributors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of either the Pettis County Sheriff's Office or the County of Pettis.
Pettis County Health Center

  • As of October 19, 2020 there are 1567 reported cases with over 300 active cases.  There were 1373 cases reported on October 12.  This is an increase of 194 cases from the report of October 12.  Currently 24 Pettis County residents have died.    
  • The positive percentage for the week of October 8-14 is 14.19% which is an increase from 7.82% for the week of October 1-7.  The overall positive percentage for September was 9.49%.   This is different from the weekly totals due to the number of people who are tested weekly.  The weekly increase in cases is 14.13%.
  • As an update to the community testing, there were a total of 171 individuals tested from 13 counties with 127 from Pettis County.   A total of 7 Pettis County residents tested positive and 2 residents from the other counties tested positive.
  • There are now an increasing number of clusters of positive cases in the county.  We have at least 3 clusters within church communities as well as workplaces.   We often feel safe in those environments because we are with people we know and see frequently.   What we do not know and cannot tell by looking at a person is if that individual has been in contact with a positive case and may be infectious.  Please wear a mask, practice social distancing, use good hand washing/sanitizing and if you think you may have been exposed or have symptoms, please be tested.  We have good testing opportunities in this community.
  • With Halloween quickly approaching, there is serious concern that will serve as a significant source of spread in the community.   Halloween parties are a high risk activity for the transmission of the virus.  If you must attend an event, please include a cloth face covering to your costume and keep it on during the party.    Children trick or treating should avoid large crowds.  There are a variety of activities being planned to help create a safer environment for collecting Halloween treats.   Please think carefully about how you celebrate the holiday.
  • The Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are also quickly approaching.  Please discuss with your family and friends how you can more safely celebrate the holidays.   Gathering together with people you do not live with can bring the virus to a family.  Many of our older and high risk family members are present at these gatherings and everyone needs to consider how to keep the most vulnerable among us as protected as possible.
Bothwell Regional Health Center
  • Bothwell has 16 hospitalized COVID patients at this time. We continue to restrict visitors to 1 per patient during visiting hours. No visitors are allowed in the Bothwell Emergency Department.
  • Bothwell Walk In Clinic (located at 3700 W. 10th St. in Sedalia) continues to provide COVID-19 PCR curbside testing for all individuals. Please be patient as testing is on a first come bases and wait times may be longer due to increased volumes.
Katy Trail Community Health
  • Katy Trail Community Health is continuing to serve their patients.   To schedule an appointment, please call 877-733-5824.
  • Katy Trail Community Health continues to support the need for community testing at each of our sites.  Individuals can access our website to request an appointment for testing or call to schedule an appointment.  Testing hours have been expanded into the afternoon at the Sedalia location.

The following COVID-19 phone numbers and websites 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):     
Missouri Department of Health COVID-19:
Missouri State Emergency Management (SEMA) Daily Briefing:


Look for the COVID-19 Task Force Briefing each Monday, beginning Monday, June 1st. The next briefing will be Monday, October 26, 2020

Pettis County Sheriff's Office
319 South Lamine Avenue
Sedalia, MO 65301

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