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Pettis County Sheriff's Office
Monday January 25th, 2021 :: 04:29 p.m. CST


Pettis County COVID-19 Task Force briefing for Monday, January 25, 2021.

January 25, 2021

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 January 25, 2021 there were 4702 cases as compared to 4609 on January 18 and 4473 on January 11.   This is an increase of 93 cases in the past week and 229 cases in the past 2 weeks.    The positivity rate for January 11-17 is 13.96% and the case rate per 100,000 is 290.51.   This is an improvement from earlier in January.
  • We are fortunate that vaccine is coming to our community.   We are working as partners to provide appointments as quickly as possible for those who have pre-registered.  At this time, there will be no walk in vaccination.   Please pay close attention to where you are scheduled for a vaccine.  There are multiple places in the community that are providing vaccinations.  If you receive a call scheduling an appointment, there is a vaccine dose available for you.  Please do not show up more than 15 minutes early for your appointment or try to wait at a vaccine site in case someone does not show up.   All of the vaccination sites are trying to move a lot of people through a given space while maintaining social distancing.  There is not a lot of extra space. 
  • Please continue to use the pre-registration form is available on the Pettis County Health Center website as well as the Bothwell website. Paper copies are available.  We request people complete the form on line and email to [email protected].  The form will be signed at the time of vaccination.  Forms may be returned by email or printed off and faxed to the Health Center at 660-827-1141, mailed to the Health Center at 911 E 16th Street or dropped off between 9 am and 4 pm.    For those who do not have access to email or a paper form, you may call the Health Center at 660-827-1130 to register.   Please be patient as there are limited phone lines available and we are continuing to do case investigation. We ask you use the form rather than calling providers multiple times.
  • For more information on vaccine in Missouri website is a good source of information.   Information will be posted on Facebook, website, and other media as more vaccine becomes available.    
  • Even though vaccine is becoming available we still need to wear masks, practice social distancing, wash our hands.  Vaccine protects the person immunized and the science has not completely determined if an immunized person can spread the virus.   We need to reach at least 75% immunization rate to be able to relax these precautions.
  • Testing is available without cost in the community.  Check with Bothwell and Katy Trail Community Health if you have concerns about cost.   We need for people to continue to be tested so those with the virus can isolate for 10 days to protect others.   Exposed people need to continue to quarantine for 14 days.
  • New research is indicating that we do not need to be as focused on continual disinfecting of surfaces.  There is no evidence of transmission from surfaces in normal conditions.  Research in hospitals where COVID positive patients are being cared for has not been able to identify virus capable of causing disease.  The best way to slow the spread of the virus continues to be wearing a mask, avoiding crowds and washing your hands.  The original testing was done under laboratory conditions.
  • Mental health issues are a challenge during holidays in a normal year and can be worse during the isolation of a pandemic.   If you know someone who is struggling with mental health issues, please share the information on help that is available.    Burrell has a crisis line at 1-800-395-2132.  Compass Health also has a crisis line at 1-800-237-4567 for substance abuse issue.  
Bothwell Community Health Center
  • Bothwell is partnering with our area health partners to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to our community. Vaccine appointments for those in Phase 1B – Tier 2 will be scheduled starting this week and will be given by appointment only. All those who are interested in receiving the vaccine should fill out the Pettis County Health Center pre-registration form and return to Pettis County Health Center. A link to the form and additional vaccine information can be found at
  • Bothwell also 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 outpatient setting. Patients who test positive should speak with their primary care provider to discuss the best treatment for their case.
  • Bothwell continues to restrict visitors to 1 patient identified designated visitor per patient stay. Visiting hours continue to be from 10 am - 4 pm. 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. Curbside testing will not be available at the Walk In Clinic during the winter months.
Katy Trail Community Health
  • Katy Trail Community Health continues to provide primary care services Monday through Saturday at our Sedalia site.  If you need an appointment, please call 877-733-5824. 
  • Katy Trail Community Health is providing daily testing at our Sedalia site and to organizations or companies who are experiencing outbreaks in the region.  No physician order is required but we ask that you call for an appointment.  The test is at no cost. 
  • Vaccine has arrived and Katy Trail Community Health is partnering with BRHC, PCHC, and AFC to deliver vaccine to residents at the Missouri State Fair Grounds.  In addition, Katy Trail Community Health is vaccinating patients wanting to be vaccinated starting on Tuesday, January 26th.  The vaccine is at no cost.  KTCH Sedalia hours are Monday through Thursday 8 am to 7 pm, Friday 8 am to 5 pm.  Saturday walk in clinic is from 9 am to 1 pm. 

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, February 1, 2021.

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

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