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Pettis County Sheriff's Office
Monday June 28th, 2021 :: 04:25 p.m. CDT


Pettis County COVID-19 Task Force briefing for Monday, June 28, 2021.

June 28, 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 28, 2021 there are 5249 total positive cases as compared to 5226 total positive cases on June 21 and 5213 positive cases on June 14.   This is an increase of 23 cases in the past week and 37 cases in the past 2 weeks.  This is a 76.9% increase in cases this week.
  • The DHSS website is reporting Pettis County has a positivity rate of 7.0% for the past 7 days as compared to 5.3% for last week and 1.8% 2 weeks ago with PCR testing.  There were 214 PCR tests and 114 antigen tests in the past 7 days.  The local data is June 8-14 was 7 positives and 262 negatives for a positivity rate of 2.6% and a rate of 16.53/100,000.  For June 15-21 there were 13 positives and 205 negatives for a positivity rate of 5.96% and a rate of 30.7/100,000.
  • 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 Delta variant from India is now about 20% of the cases in the US and the percentage is increasing every week.  According to the DHSS Health Alert, the presenting symptoms of Delta variant are most often headache, followed by runny nose and sore throat, while fever and cough were less common; loss of smell was not in the top ten.
  • The pandemic is not over yet.  Missouri has been identified as having the highest increase in the rate of cases in the United States.   We need to protect those who can not be vaccinated.
  • Pettis County continues to be located between 2 areas of high COVID 19 cases.  The US Department of Health and Human Services reports that Region 7 which includes Missouri has 34.8% of cases being caused by Delta variant.   
  • As of Friday, there were 853 people hospitalized in Missouri with COVID as compared to 747 people last week.  
  • Warrensburg, Columbia, Jefferson City and Kansas City have the Delta variant present in the sewershed.  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.  Even those who are fully vaccinated should consider wearing a mask when indoors or a crowd, particularly if the person has a chronic disease.   
  •  Fully vaccinated individuals do not need to quarantine. 
  • There are 3 individuals hospitalized at Bothwell.  Last week there were 3 on the date of this report.  At one point last week there were 6 hospitalized individuals.  One resident is hospitalized outside the county.
  • The DHSS website revised the reported deaths in Pettis County to 77.   
  • Pettis County has now vaccinated approximately 31.3 % of the population with at least one dose.   According to the state website, 13,238 Pettis County residents have received 1 dose and 11,780 are considered fully vaccinated which is approximately 27.8% of the population.  Pettis County is falling behind the state rate of 44.2% with at least one dose and 38.8% fully vaccinated.  The state is reporting 54.6% of the population over 18 has at least 1 dose of vaccine and 48.3% are fully vaccinated.   For Pettis County 41.5% of the population 18+ has at least 1 dose and 36.9% are fully vaccinated.  Last week 291 doses of vaccine were given to Pettis County residents.  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 will 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.
  • 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
Bothwell will offer the following vaccine clinics.
  • Pfizer: Thursday, July 1, 2-4 pm, Bothwell Truman Lake in Warsaw (Dose 1 and 2)
  • Pfizer: Wednesday, July 7, 8:30-10:30 am, Bothwell Internal Medicine
  • Johnson & Johnson: Wednesday, July 7, 10:30-11:30 am, Bothwell Internal Medicine
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. 

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 Tuesday, July 6, 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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