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Pettis County Sheriff's Office
Monday June 14th, 2021 :: 04:27 p.m. CDT


Pettis County COVID-19 Task Force briefing for Monday, June 7, 2021.

June 14, 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 June 14, 2021 there are 5213 total positive cases as compared to 5209 total positive cases  on June 7 and 5201 total positive cases on May 31.  This is an increase of 4 cases in the past week and 12 cases in the past 2 weeks.  T
  • he DHSS website is reporting Pettis County has a positivity rate of 1.8% for the past 7 days with PCR testing with 219 PCR tests and 89 antigen tests in the past 7 days. The local numbers for the week of June 1-7 is a positivity rate of 1.86% with 14.17 cases/100,000 population. There were 323 tests reported both PCR and antigen with 6 positives and 317 negatives.   To assist with continued testing, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is offering free in home testing.   An individual may request test kits on the website.  Two test kits, good for 6 months, will be mailed to the requestor with a postage paid envelop to return the sample.  The website for ordering is .  Scroll to the bottom of the page for the location to order the tests.
  • The pandemic is not over yet.  We need to continue to practice preventative health practices, particularly around children under 12 who cannot be vaccinated.  We need to continue to be aware to protect those who cannot be vaccinated or continue to be at risk due to underlying health conditions.
  • Pettis County is located between 2 areas of increasing COVID 19 cases – Linn, Livingston, Chariton counties to the north and Stone, Taney, Christian, Greene, Webster, Laclede, Camden and Miller counties to the south which are all tourist and recreation destinations.  These counties are along or close to the Highway 65 corridor and many visitors stop in Sedalia on their way to the Lake of the Ozarks and other destinations.   Cox Medical Center has had to re-open a COVID ICU closed last February. Two of the 48 hospitalized patients at Cox are 16 years old.  The Delta variant, a highly contagious variant from India, has been reported in 18 mostly rural wastewater districts. THE PANDEMIC IS NOT OVER. An increase in viral load in the Central Waste water treatment plant was noted for the week of May 24-31.  Information is posted on the DHSS website
  • Fully vaccinated individuals may go without a face covering in most places with the exception of hospitals, clinics, congregate care settings, airplanes, trains and buses according to CDC guidance The CDC update is posted on the Pettis County Health Center Facebook page or available at    
  • Many people believe they are safe without a mask.   The new variants make unvaccinated people at increased risk of infection.
  • In accordance with the options provided by the CDC, non-household contacts may be released from quarantine at day 7 after the last exposure provided the individual is tested no sooner than day 5 after exposure and the results are provided to the Pettis County Health Center.  Additional steps must be taken for the full 14 days after exposure.  The quarantine period for household contacts does not change as most transmission is occurring within households/family groups.  There is not provision in the CDC guidance or state guidance for “testing out of quarantine”.  Isolation of positive cases remains at 10 days. The text of the update is available on the Pettis County Health Center website and Facebook page. Fully vaccinated individuals do not need to quarantine.
  • There are 3 individuals hospitalized at Bothwell.  Last week there were 2 on the date of this report.  The DHSS website revised the reported deaths in Pettis County to 77.
  • Pettis County has now vaccinated approximately 30.5 % of the population with at least one dose.   According to the state website, 12,893 Pettis County residents have received 1 dose and 11,443 have completed the 2 dose series which is approximately 27% of the population is fully vaccinated.  Pettis County is falling behind the state rate of 42.9% with at least one dose and 36.5% fully vaccinated.  The state is reporting 53.3% of the population over 18 has at least 1 dose of vaccine and 45.8% are fully vaccinated.   For Pettis County 40.4% of the population 18+ has at least 1 dose and 35.9% are fully vaccinated.  Vaccine remains the primary way to stop the virus from spreading along with masking, distancing and staying home if you are ill.
  • The FDA has approved the Pfizer vaccine for everyone 12 years of age and older. 
  • Pettis County Health Center will have regular walk in clinics on Tuesdays from 9-5:30 pm.   First doses be available as well as second doses for those unable to make their second dose appointment.  If you would like to register, you can call 660-827-1130, but appointments are not required.
  • Walk in vaccination opportunities are available throughout Pettis County.  If you know of someone needing transportation to reach a place to get a vaccination, OATS is providing transportation to vaccine clinics free of charge.  To schedule transportation, call 1-800-276-6287.
  • For more information on vaccine in Missouri go to the website There is a map that shows the percentage of residents vaccinated by county.  For general information on COVID 19 go to 
  • CDC has modified the guidance on disinfection of surfaces.  The CDC guidance is located at
  • 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 Regional Health Center
  • Is there international travel in your future? A professional sporting event? A cruise? Then get vaccinated now. Bothwell will offer the following vaccine clinics this week.
Pfizer (Available for people age 12 and older; anyone younger than 18 must have a parent present to sign.)
  • Thursday, June 17, 2-4 pm at Bothwell Truman Lake in Warsaw (Dose 1 and 2)
Johnson & Johnson (Available for people 18 and older)
  • Thursday, June 17, 4-4:45 am at Bothwell Truman Lake in Warsaw
  • People may walk in at any event; however, appointments are encouraged by calling 660-829-8888 or scheduling in Bothwell’s patient portal, MyBothwellHealth at or in the MHealth app. Visit for all clinic dates. There is no charge for the vaccine.
  • COVID-19 testing is available at the Bothwell Walk In Clinic located on the first floor of the Healing Arts Center. Hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday.
  • Masks are still required for all visitors at the hospital and in clinics as Bothwell is following all regulatory guidance. At the hospital, when a patient and his or her visitors are all fully vaccinated, they may choose to have close contact (including touch) and not wear masks when alone in a patient room or designated visitation room. In clinics, masks may be removed in exam rooms when patients have provided documentation they are fully vaccinated and when providers and/or staff are fully vaccinated. Hospital visitors and clinic patients must continue to wear masks and physically distance from other health care personnel and others not part of their group at all other times while in facilities.
  • Bothwell allows two visitors over the age of 16 at a time per patient between 10 am to 6 pm for general hospital units.
  • No visitors will be allowed for patients who are COVID-19 positive or awaiting test results.
  • We are also allowing one visitor at a time per patient in the Emergency Department (ED) and surgical areas (same day surgery, general surgery, and labor and delivery).
  • Women’s Health and Newborn Care now allows two visitors per mother/baby unit at a time once in postpartum rooms.
  • The Bothwell Cafeteria is open to visitors during select hours.
Katy Trail Community Health
  • Katy Trail Community Health is offering Free Covid Vaccine and Free Covid Testing at all sites on a walk in basis.  In Pettis County, you can be tested or vaccinated at 821 Westwood Drive.  Go to or call 877-733-5824. 
  • We will also be vaccinating at the Juneteenth Celebration at Hubbard Park on Saturday, June 19, 2021 from 2 pm to 4 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
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 1, 2020. The next scheduled briefing will be Monday, June 21, 2021

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

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Non-emergencies: 660-827-0052

Carolyn Green
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