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Pettis County Sheriff's Office
Monday December 7th, 2020 :: 03:58 p.m. CST


Pettis County COVID-19 Task Force briefing for Monday, December 7, 2020.

December 7, 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

  • Pettis County will continue with quarantine for 14 days after exposure.   As an Extreme High Risk County, this provides the best opportunity to reduce the risk of transmission.  For completely ASYMPTOMATIC individuals who absolutely can not remain in quarantine for 14 days, the 10 day option may be used.  Individuals need to continue to monitor for the entire 14 day period and seek testing if symptoms develop.  Any option to test out of quarantine is not appropriate for our county.  The entire text of the revised quarantine guidance will be available on the Pettis County Health Center website.  Nothing has changed for the isolation period of 10 days for positive cases. 
  • As of December 7, 2020 at noon there are 3562 cases compared to 3304 cases on November 30 and 3089 cases on November 23.   This is an increase of 258 cases in the past week and 473 cases in the past 2 weeks.    We are starting to see the cases from Thanksgiving gatherings and expect there to be an increase in hospitalizations starting mid-week and into the weekend.
  • The positivity rate for the month of November is 35.45%.   The rate for the week of November 22-28 is 23.39% and the rate per 100,000 is 514.89.   The trend for December is starting to turn upward again.  The data on the DHSS website for Pettis County is not correct.  There is a note outlining the issue.  The data entry is being corrected and the note will be removed when the data is corrected.
  • Based upon the public health warning issued by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Pettis County is an extreme risk county.  The parameters for being an extreme risk county are a PCR 7-day positivity rate of 15% or above and a 7 day case rate per 100,000 of 350 or above.  As stated above, Pettis County far exceeds these thresholds.  The recommendations from the guidance include occupancy limits in businesses to reflect social distancing (a minimum of 6 feet between customers or tables), limiting social groups to 10 or less (a social group is defined as any planned or spontaneous event or gathering that would bring together a group of people in a single space at the same time, excluding normal business activities, religious services, schools and school activities and extended family gatherings) and masks strongly advised (although still required in Pettis County) in all offices and businesses where social distancing is not possible.
  • Due to the large number of cases the Health Center has received, we are no longer able to call all positive cases within several days of receiving the notification.  Therefore, anyone who receives a positive test result from the place where they are tested are to remain in isolation for 10 days from the test.  Isolation means no close contact with anyone in your household including sleeping arrangements.  If you can not remain separate, then everyone must wear a mask when within 6 feet of each other.  If that is not possible, then the quarantine for household members will begin at the end of the 10 day isolation for the positive case.   We will call you within the 10 day period of isolation.  If you do not hear from the Health Center after 10 days, please call us.  We may not have been notified of your test result.
  • Additional instructions on how to receive information for employers/school is available on the Pettis County Health Center website, and Facebook page.
Bothwell Community Health Center
  • Bothwell’s drive-through COVID-19 testing is located at the Sheep Pavilion on the Missouri State Fairgrounds Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All individuals will need to pre-register by calling 660-827-7900 or visiting prior to being tested. People should enter the fairgrounds at gate 6A on Clarendon Road and follow the signs for pre-registration or registration. Curbside testing will not be available at the Walk In Clinic during the winter months.
  • Bothwell now offers monoclonal antibody therapy for COVID-19 positive patients. The treatment is to prevent hospitalization as patients progress from mild to moderate COVID-19 and is administered through an IV infusion in an outpatient setting. At this time, the supply of the treatment is allocated by the State Health Department and specific criteria are required to receive treatment. Patients who test positive should speak with their primary care provider to discuss the best treatment for their care.
  • People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below, individuals should contact their primary care provider or visit the Walk In Clinic for COVID testing. COVID-19 symptoms include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea. After being tested for COVID, individuals should stay home until test results are available to prevent spreading the virus. 
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:
Resources for Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse and/or Safety
Burrell Behavioral Health                                                                 1-800-395-2132
ACI (Access Crisis Intervention)                                                        1-800-356-5395
Compass Health Emergency                                                             1-800-237-4567
Royal Oaks Hospital                                                                          1-800-456-2634
National Alliance on Mental Health                                                            1-800-950-6264
Substance Abuse & Mental Health (SAMHSA)                               1-800-662-4357
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline                                                           1-800-273-8255
IMALIVE Suicide Prevention Hotline                                                           1-800-784-2433
LGBT Youth Suicide Hotline                                                              1-866-488-7386
Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline                                                     1-800-392-3738
(on line reports )
Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation Hotline                              1-800-392-0210
(on line reports )
Child Safe of Central Missouri                                                          1-660-829-3434
CASA                                                                                                   1-660-827-5555
Burrell – Coping with COVID-19                                                       1-417-761-5263
(need to register for group sessions – Medicaid or self pay to cover cost)
12:45 Wellness on Burrell Facebook page
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services


Look for the COVID-19 Task Force Briefing each Monday, beginning Monday, June 1st. The next scheduled briefing will be Monday, December 14, 2020

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

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 660-827-0052

Carolyn Green
[email protected]

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