Per standard public health protocols for infectious disease response, the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) is working with the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services (DHSS). In addition, we are following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance to contact and monitor anyone who may have been exposed to COVID-19 in Knox County.
Comprehensive data about the local situation is updated daily on our Facebook page (Knox County Facebook Page). Those with questions about testing options can contact KCHD’s Public Information Line at 660-397-3396
Knox County is currently observing:
For many of us, fall and winter holidays and celebrations are a time to connect with others and enjoy annual traditions. Some of those traditions may look different this year as we all continue to keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. KCHD offers the following guidance and recommendations:
Travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
You may feel well and not have any symptoms, but you can still spread COVID-19 to others. You and your travel companions (including children) may spread COVID-19 to other people including your family, friends, and community for 14 days after you were exposed to the virus.
Don’t travel if you are sick or if you have been around someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days. Don’t travel with someone who is sick.
For more information, visit the CDC Travel Advisory Page
For further COVID-19 health and safety tips, we invite you to visit the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services website.