Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guide

Case Counts & Statistics

  • Boone County, MO COVID-19 Information Hub
    A clearinghouse of up to date COVID-19 case counts, statistics and hospital status for Boone County.
  • Callaway County COVID-19 Update
    A joint effort by Callaway County and the City of Fulton to keep Callaway County citizens informed about COVID-19, including regular updates on case numbers.
  • Columbia Public Schools 14-Day Tracker Information
    Tracks the 14-day case rate per 10,000 people in the portions of Boone County served by Columbia Public Schools. This is a significant benchmark Columbia Public Schools is using to determine changes to in-person learning.
  • Coronavirus Tracker
    Resource for accurate and updated numbers on this global pandemic.
  • Maps & Visuals
    A collection of links to different maps and data visualizations of the evolving pandemic from the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy.
  • Missouri Public Health Dashboard
    Statewide COVID-19 information for Missouri – Definitions, statistics, case counts, hospital status and other up to date information can be found here.
  • Student cases at Mizzou
    Source for the number of MU students who test positive for COVID-19. Figures are updated on a weekly basis.
  • COVID Hotspot Map  
    A set of visualizations produced by the MIssouri DHHS of the COVID-19 hotspots in Missouri, based on cases per capita and positive test results in the last 14 days.

General Information

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    Information from the leading national public health institute of the United States.
  • Columbia/Boone County Public Health & Human Services
    Up-to-date information on emergency preparedness and downloadable signs for workplaces and schools.
  • How to “Flatten the Curve”
    Excellent explainer from the Washington Post about how social distancing can slow the spread of the coronavirus.
  • Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services
    Missouri news related to the outbreak and a statewide public hotline for citizens or providers needing guidance regarding COVID-19 (the disease caused by the novel coronavirus). Call the hotline at 877-435-8411.
  • The Path to Zero: Key Metrics for COVID Suppression
    A collaboration of top scientists at institutions around the country, lead by the Harvard Global Health Institute, who have joined forces to create a unified set of metrics for the coronavirus pandemic, including a shared definition of risk levels — and tools for communities to fight the virus.
  • Reopening Metrics from Propublica
    The nonprofit, investigative journalism organization Propublica created this tool to track the trajectory of cases in each state. The tracking metrics are derived from a set of guidelines published by the White House for states to achieve before loosening restrictions.
  • World Health Organization
    Health topic page from the World Health Organization (WHO), an agency of the United Nations that focuses on world public health. Includes a “myth busters” page that addresses COVID-19 rumors.
  • Your pets and COVID-19
    Information on the health and welfare of domestic animals, including pets, during the COVID-19 pandemic from the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Medical Advice & Help

  • Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Hotline: 877-435-8411
    The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) activated a statewide public hotline for citizens or providers needing guidance regarding COVID-19. The hotline is being operated by medical professionals and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • COVID-19 Testing Sites
    List of locations, including their contact information, where COVID-19 testing is available in the state of Missouri.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Survey for Boone County
    MU Health Care, Boone Health and Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services are working together to vaccinate the community and have combined their vaccine surveys. Individuals who previously filled out the survey on the Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services website, DO NOT need to fill out the survey again.
  • Boone Health Coronavirus (COVID-19) Page
    Information on screening and testing through Boone Hospital Center.
  • MU Health Care Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Page
    Information about what to do if you’re sick and how to get tested through MU Health Care.
  • Columbia/Boone County COVID-19 Vaccine Information
    Information on vaccines from Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services.
  • Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services Vaccinators Map
    Information on providers of the COVID-19 vaccine throughout the state of Missouri. Individuals can sign up online or call the COVID-19 hotline at (877) 435-8411 for notification of statewide vaccinations.
  • Statewide Vaccination Transportation Services
    The Department of Health and Senior Services, in collaboration with Missouri’s Advisory Committee on Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution, compiled this list of statewide and regional resources for individuals who face transportation as a barrier to receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Many of these transportation providers received stimulus funds to provide transportation to assist individuals with getting to and from their vaccine appointments and are able to offer the service at no cost. These rides will be available as long as the funding lasts for each provider.

Information for Parents & Child Care Providers

Assistance

  • Ameren Missouri COVID-19 Clean Slate Program
    Multiple community partners and agencies will participate in administering this program and determining income eligibility. Once the agency determines your eligibility, the program can help you clear the remaining balance on your account after you make a down payment of 25% of your current balance owed.
  • CoMoHelps
    CoMoHelps is a joint effort of Heart of Missouri United Way, City of Columbia, Boone County and Community Foundation of Central Missouri, offering assistance to those who are struggling in the COVID-19 pandemic and to those who wish to help.
  • COVID-19 FAQs for Businesses and Workers
    Coronavirus information from the Missouri Department of Labor. Includes information about unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation and discrimination.
  • Emergency Broadband Benefit
    The FCC is extending a benefit for families to gain access to broadband services during the pandemic to families experiencing hardship, both due to the COVID-19 pandemic and otherwise.
  • Get Help (COVID-19)
    The City of Columbia and Boone County are coordinating the community’s mass care and human services response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here you can find up to date information about social service and healthcare resources for residents of Boone County.
  • Mental Health for Essential Workers
    Boone County residents who are teachers, childcare providers, caseworkers, social workers, counselors, doctors, nurses and other medical professionals who are in the healing field and dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible for no-cost mental health services through HeartSpace Clinic. Funded through the Boone County Community Health & Medical Fund.
  • Mortgage Relief Deadlines Extended
    Some homeowners struggling to pay their mortgage now have a little extra time to seek help.
  • Relief for Renters
    A new law provides relief for renters and extends the CDC’s Order to protect many people who can’t pay their rent from eviction through January 31, 2021.
  • Second Economic Impact Payments
    Statement from IRS regarding the second economic impact payments.
  • Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
    COVID-19 resources from the Small Business Administration.
  • Student Loan Forbearance
    To provide relief to student loan borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency, federal student loan borrowers can be placed in an administrative forbearance, which allows you to temporarily stop making your monthly loan payment.
  • Tax Relief
    Special section of the IRS website focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus.