Coronavirus Information

Per recommendations from the Osage County Health Department, Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services (DHSS) and the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to keep our community as safe as possible we are asking every citizen to:

Know How it Spreads

  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).

  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Take Steps to Protect Yourself

  • Clean Your Hands Often

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.​​

    • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

 

Take Steps to Protect Others

  • Stay home if you’re sick

  • Cover coughs and sneezes

    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.

    • Throw used tissues in the trash.

    • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
       

  • Clean and disinfect

    • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

    • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

Coronavirus - Frequently Ask Questions

For more information about Osage County and Coronavirus please visit our Frequently Ask Questions page.

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Coronavirus Advisories and Public Safety Alerts for Osage County

Coronavirus - Related Links

CONTACT INFORMATION

573-897-3561 - Office

573-897-0911 - 24/7/365
573-897-0379 - Fax

director911@midamerica.net - Email

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