Holt County COVID-19 Information

 

  • 8/6/2020:  Update 
  • 8/6/2020:  Update 
  •  7/29/2020: Update
  • 7/6/2020: Update
  • 6/24/2020: Update

  • 6/19/2020: Update

  • 6/12/2020: Update

  • 6/9/2020: Update

  • 6/5/2020: Update

  • 6/4/2020: Update

  • 6/2/2020: Update

  • 5/28/2020: Update and Andrew County Testing

  • 5/26/2020: Update and Andrew County Testing

  • 5/22/2020: Update

  • 5/20/2020: Update

  • 5/18/2020: Update

  • 5/15/2020: Update

  • 5/13/2020: Update

  • 5/11/2020: Update

  • 5/7/2020: Update

  • 5/6/2020: Update and Place of Worship Guidelines

  • 5/5/2020: Update

  • 5/4/2020: Update

  • 5/1/2020: The Holt County Commission recommends that effective 12:01 a.m. on Monday, May 4, 2020, and following the Governor’s Order, businesses are allowed to open for business but must use safety precautions and follow social distancing guidelines that is required.  Please use cautionary judgement when going to larger populated areas.  For further information, please see the attached Governor’s Order. 

  • 5/1/2020: Governor's Order

  • 4/29/2020: Update

  • 4/28/2020: Update

  • 4/27/2020: Update

  • 4/24/2020: Click here for updated information regarding COVID-19. 

  • 4/23/2020: Click here for updated information regarding COVID-19. 

  • 4/22/2020: Click here for updated information regarding COVID-19. 

  • 4/21/2020: Click here for updated information regarding COVID-19. 

  • 4/20/2020: Click here for updated information regarding COVID-19. 

  • 4/16/202: Click here for updated information regarding COVID-19. 

  •  4/15/2020: PRESS RELEASE

     Holt County Health Department

    108 South Main
    Oregon, MO 64473

     Media inquiries contact Krissy Prussman, Administrator at 660-446-2909

     HOLT COUNTY REPORTS SECOND COVID-19 CASE

    Holt County Health Department has confirmed its second case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), a probable case by definition. The patient is a female under the age of 18 years and is a resident of Holt County. The second case is a close contact to a confirmed covid-19 case. The individual is currently recovering at home in voluntary self-isolation. No other information will be provided about the patient.
    The Holt County Health Department worked quickly to identify and contact any close contacts. Close contacts will be asked to follow necessary precautions to limit the potential spread of virus. If you are not contacted by a local public health agency, you have not been in contact with the confirmed case and are not at increased risk.
    COVID-19 cases are now classified as either confirmed or probable in accordance with a directive from the Centers for Disease Control. The classification of either confirmed or probable is based on the following criteria and definition:

    Confirmed Case – A COVID-19 confirmed case meets the confirmed laboratory evidence, which is the detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in a clinical specimen using an approved detection test verified by a certified testing laboratory.

    Probable Case – A COVID-19 probable case meets clinical criteria AND epidemiologic evidence (close contact with a confirmed or probable case; travel to or residence in an area with sustained, ongoing community spread; or a member of a risk cohort as defined by public health authorities during an outbreak), with no confirmatory laboratory testing performed for COVID-19.

    The Holt County Health Department encourages all citizens take protective measures including avoiding gatherings of more than ten people, washing your hands often, staying home as often as possible, cleaning frequently touched surfaces, avoid touching your face, and staying home when you are ill. If you are experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness, please contact your provider for an assessment. Please call before presenting to a clinic or emergency department.

  • 4/14/2020: HOLT COUNTY REPORTS FIRST POSITIVE COVID-19 CASE: Holt County Health Department has confirmed its first case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  The patient is a female between the age of 30 and 40 years of age and is a resident of Holt County.  The individual is currently recovering at home in voluntary self-isolation. No other information will be provided about the patient.

  • The Holt County Health Department is working quickly with local, regional and state partners to identify individuals who may have been in contact with the confirmed case. Close contacts will be asked to follow necessary precautions to limit the potential spread of virus.  If you are not contacted by a local public health agency, you have not been in contact with the confirmed case and are not at increased risk.

    This first positive case reinforces the message that local, state and federal authorities have been stressing over the past several weeks.  COVID-19 is within our communities and residents of Holt county are encouraged take protective measures including avoiding gatherings of more than ten people, washing your hands often, staying home as often as possible, cleaning frequently touched surfaces, avoid touching your face, and staying home when you are ill.   If you are experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness, please contact your provider for an assessment.  Please call before presenting to a clinic or emergency department

  • 4/14/2020: Holt County Health Department, 108 South Main, Oregon, MO 64473, 660-446-2909. The Holt County Health Department has handmade masks to give away to anyone who needs one! They were donated by some wonderful people in our community. Thanks a bunch! - Krissy Prussman, Health Department Administrator

  • 4/14/2020: Click here for updated Missouri COVID-19 information.

  • 4/13/2020: Click here for updated Missouri COVID-19 information.

  • 4/9/2020: Click here for updated Missouri COVID-19 information.

  • 4/8/2020: Click here for updated Missouri COVID-19 information.

  • 4/6/2020: Click here for updated Misouri COVID-19 Information.

  • 4/3/2020: Check out the following link from the Missouri Department of Economic Development for COVID-19 information and assistance.   https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MODED/bulletins/2833620

  • 4/3/2020: Click here for updated Missouri COVID-19 information. 

  • 4/2/2020: Click here for updated Missouri COVID-19 information. 

  • 3/31/2020: Click here for updated Holt County and Missouri COVID-19 information.

  • 3/30/2020: Click here for the Emergency Proclamation for Holt County. 

  • 3/30/2020: Click here for updated Missouri COVID-19 information. 

  • 3/27/2020: Click here for updated Missouri COVID-19 information. 

  • 3/26/2020: As of 03/26/2020 2:00pm Holt County as 0 confirmed positives. We are working closely with local providers and the Department of Health and Senior Services and if and when we get a confirmed positive we will contact that individual and identify any close contact and give guidance. You can contact the Holt County Health Department at 660-446-2909 or the DHSS Coronavirus Information Hotline at 877-435-8411. Thanks, Krissy Prussman - Administrator.

  • 3/26/2020: Click here for COVID-19 information sheets regarding Holt County. 

  • 3/24/2020: For updated COVID-19 information, please check the following link: 

    https://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/communicable/novel-coronavirus/

  • 3/24/2020: For information on Department of Labor COVID-19 resources please click the following link: https://labor.mo.gov/coronavirus

  • 3/24/2020: For information on USBA Small Business Loans please click the following links: https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources & 

    https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19#section-header-1

  • 3/23/2020: Click here for COVID-19 update.

  • 3/21/2020: Click here for COVID-19 update from Governor Parson.

  • 3/20/2020: Click here for COVID-19 Information sheet!

  • 3/20/2020: Click here for COVID-19 Update. 

  • 3/19/2020: Current Situation:

  • US: Cases: 9,345, Fatalities: 97

  • Missouri: Cases: 24, Fatalities: 1

  • Holt County: Cases: 0, Fatalities: 0

  • If you have any questions please call the Holt County Health Dept at 660-446-2909 or the DHSS COVID-19 Hotline. COVID-19 Hotline #: 1-8777-435-8411. Thanks, Krissy Prussman, Administrator. 

  • 3/18/2020: Holt County Health Department & Holt County Commissioners issue a press release regarding COVID-19. Click here to view the release. 

 

The Corona Virus (COVID-19) information hot line is now open! Please call the hotline at 877-435-8411 if you have any concerns about your health or wellbeing during this outbreak. 877-435-8411.

03/17/2020

Holt County/City Health Department has ZERO cases of COVID-19. 

Missouri has eight confirmed cases of COVID-19. 

Protecting the health and wellbeing of our community is the top priority of your local health department.  Social distancing is one way everyone can help prevent the spread of disease.  If you need medical care and think you may have been exposed to coronavirus, call your medical provider for instructions before going in.  Symptoms include cough, fever and shortness of breath.  Please do your part to stop the spread of disease in our communities! 

Thank you

Krissy Prussman

Administrator

ATTENTION:
Please note that effective Monday, March 23, 2020, the Holt County Courthouse and offices will be changing their procedures.

The safety and well-being of the Holt County officials, employees, and citizens is our primary concern. Therefore, effective Monday, March 23, 2020, as a proactive approach for COVID-19, the courthouse doors will be locked. All offices are still open for business. You must contact the specific office at the number listed below. We feel most business can be handled over the phone, by mail, or by email. If it is something that can't be handled over the phone, you will be asked a series of health questions. If the answers to these questions are no, you may be granted entry into the building. You will then have to sign a log in sheet. Again, these precautions are for the safety of everyone!

The Holt County Health Department is still offering services. They are continuing to offer birth and death certificates as well as immunizations (by appointment only) and WIC visits (by appointment only). The state courier service will continue to pick up daily as well. Please call the number below before coming to the office.

As you may know, the April 7 General Municipal Election has been postponed to June 2. We encourage those who want to vote absentee for this election or those wanting to file as candidate in the August Election to contact the County Clerk's Office.

We ask that if you are ill or have recently traveled, to please follow the recommendations and guidelines put forth from the CDC and from state and federal leaders. We will continue to post updates on our website www.holtcounty.org and on the Holt County Sheriff's Department Facebook page as we get them.

We understand this is not the usual routine but we are doing our part to follow guidelines and recommendations for everyone's well-being. If you have any questions, please contact the appropriate office. Thank you for your cooperation during this time. We hope all Holt County citizens remain healthy, understanding, and diligent as we all get through this.

The Holt County Commission

Tom Bullock, Presiding Commissioner
Carla Markt, First District Commissioner
David Carroll, Second District Commissioner


Circuit Clerk 660-446-3301
Division II 660-446-3380
Prosecuting Attorney 660-446-3326
Sheriff’s Department 660-446-3300
County Clerk 660-446-3303
Collector 660-446-3384
Treasurer 660-446-3397
Assessor 660-446-3329
Health Department 660-446-2909