COVID-19

 

Pike County COVID-19 Case Counts

Active
Hospitalized
Deaths

1 of the current active cases is a prison inmate.

Updated: July 28,  2021 @ 3:17 a.m.  Anticipated to be updated every Tuesday & Thursday by 4:30 p.m.

  • Active: How many cases are currently in isolation due to a COVID-19 infection. (Includes both PCR & RA cases) 
  • Hospitalized: How many cases are currently hospitalized due to COVID-19.
  • Deaths: This number includes deaths that were confirmed through Vital Records Death Certificates which includes PCR Confirmed, Rapid Antigen Positive & Probable Case related deaths. At this time the Missouri COVID-19 Dashboard only reports PCR Confirmed COVID-19 related deaths.

 

MORE INFORMATION:

 

The safest thing you can do to keep yourself and your family safe is to practice safe social/physical distancing (stay 6ft away from others who do not live in your household) and all other preventative measures like covering coughs and sneezes and washing your hands thoroughly and often.

If you think you may be sick with COVID-19 please CALL your healthcare provider BEFORE you go! They will give you instructions on how to proceed.

As your public health department we receive daily and weekly communicable disease reports from local hospitals, clinics and schools which allows us to take measures to prevent outbreaks and protect the public. In the event of a disease outbreak or natural disaster we assist other local emergency response teams in the coordination of medical care such as mass dispensing medications, vaccines and other nursing services. We also educate the community how to prepare themselves in the event of such emergencies. Our agency will continue to keep our community updated on the COVID-19 and what you can do to keep your family safe.

As we continue to receive information regarding the COVID-19 you can use the links below to get more information and resources:

CDC

The White House

Missouri Governor Parson

Missouri COVID Vaccines

Missouri One For All

Missouri Dept. of Health & Senior Services

Pike County Health Department Facebook page

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COVID-19 HOTLINE: 877-435-8411  - Available 7Monday - Friday 7am-7pm, Saturday 8am-5pm, closed Sundays

DHSS and the CDC are responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in many locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

 

What is COVID-19?

A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.

A diagnosis with coronavirus 229E, NL63, OC43, or HKU1 is not the same as a COVID-19 diagnosis. Patients with COVID-19 will be evaluated and cared for differently than patients with common coronavirus diagnosis.

 

Watch for symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.

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.

Avoid close contact

 

 

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.

Wear a cloth face mask when in a public setting

Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others

  • You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.
  • Everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public, for example to the grocery store or to pick up other necessities.
    • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
  • The cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.
  • Do NOT use a facemask meant for a healthcare worker.
  • Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The cloth face cover is not a substitute for social distancing.

Learn more on how to prepare from the CDC Website >>>

View COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions >>>

PIKE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT COVID-19 VACCINES

Beginning Friday, April 9th all Missouri Residents are eligible to receive a COVID-19 Vaccine. It is recomended that everyone 12 and older gets their COVID-19 Vaccine.

We currently offer the following COVID-19 Vaccines which require recipients to be at least 18 years of age.

  • Johnson & Johnson (1 dose) - Monday - Friday no appointment necessary 8am-12pm & 1-4pm
  • Moderna (2 dose) Appointments are available on Wednesdays. Make your appointment by calling our office or you can make your own appointment online here. 

Be the first to know of everything COVID-19 related by signing up for our PCHD E-News. No internet or e-mail? No problem, call our office and ask how we can help.

 

Different COVID-19 Vaccines:

Learn about the different COVID-19 Vaccines available and decide which vaccine is right for you.

 

Get more information about Vaccines and vaccine safety here:

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THOSE FULLY VACCINATED

Fully vaccinated people with COVID-19 symptoms

Although the risk that fully vaccinated people could become infected with COVID-19 is low, any fully vaccinated person who experiences symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should isolate themselves from others, be clinically evaluated for COVID-19, and tested for SARS-CoV-2 if indicated. The symptomatic fully vaccinated person should inform their healthcare provider of their vaccination status at the time of presentation to care.

Fully vaccinated people with no COVID-like symptoms following an exposure

Fully vaccinated people with no COVID-like symptoms do not need to quarantine or be tested following an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, as their risk of infection is low.

Fully vaccinated people who do not quarantine should still monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days following an exposure. If they experience symptoms, they should isolate themselves from others, be clinically evaluated for COVID-19, including SARS-CoV-2 testing, if indicated, and inform their health care provider of their vaccination status at the time of presentation to care.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR QUARANTINE: (YOU ARE A CLOSE CONTACT)

Quarantine is used to keep someone who has been exposed to COVID-19 away from others. Quarantine helps prevent spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms.

People in quarantine should stay home, separate themselves from others, and monitor their health.

Who needs to quarantine? People who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19.

What is a close contact?: Someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 10 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to test specimen collection).

How long to quarantine?:

Our COVID-19 Case Managers make the final decisions about how long quarantine should last, based on local conditions and needs. Please follow our recommendations if you need to quarantine. Options considered when ending quarantine are listed below. When counting days of quarantine DAY ONE is the DAY AFTER your last exposure to the positive case.

  • After day 10 without testing
  • After day 7 after receiving a negative test result (test must occur on day 5 or later)

After stopping quarantine, you should

  • Watch for symptoms until 14 days after exposure.
  • If you have symptoms, immediately self-isolate and contact your healthcare provider.
  • Wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet from others, wash their hands, avoid crowds, and take other steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • If your exposure is a household contact or you have continued exposure, your quarantine may be extended.

CDC continues to endorse quarantine for 14 days and recognizes that any quarantine shorter than 14 days balances reduced burden against a small possibility of spreading the virus. CDC will continue to evaluate new information and update recommendations as needed. See Options to Reduce Quarantine for Contacts of Persons with SARS-CoV-2 Infection Using Symptom Monitoring and Diagnostic Testing for guidance on options to reduce quarantine.

Release from quarantine: If no symptoms have developed by the end of your quarantine you may be released from quarantine. If your employer/school requires a letter of release from quarantine, please let us know or use our online contact form using the tab below. Please allow up to 3 business days for us to process and verify your request.

If you develop symptoms during your quarantine: Please report your illness by calling your primary care provider; they may want you to consider getting tested.

Quarantine Guidelines for Close Contacts at Schools: If masks were being worn by both the positive case and the close contact during the time of exposure, the close contact will be on partial quarantine. This means that the student/staff may leave the home during quarantine only to go to school, but will still be asked to refrain from any extra-curricular activities outside of the home/school.

Learn more about quarantine from the CDC by clicking here

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ISOLATION: (YOU HAVE TESTED POSITIVE)

Isolation keeps someone who is infected with the virus away from others, even in their home.

YOU NEED TO ISOLATE IF YOU ARE WAITING ON A TEST RESULT OR HAVE RECEIVED A POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST RESULT.

People who are in isolation should stay home until it’s safe for them to be around others. In the home, anyone sick or infected should separate themselves from others by staying in a specific “sick room” or area and using a separate bathroom (if available). The quarantine time for your household contacts will be extended if they are unable to be isolated from you. Ensure you give the health department a list of all of your close contacts (within 6ft for more than 10 minutes up to 48 hours before you became symptomatic OR the day you got tested for COVID-19).

It is also important to isolate if you are having COVID-19 symptoms, but have not been tested.

Duration of isolation: If you tested positive for COVID-19 or had COVID-19 symptoms, you can be with others after-

  • At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared and

  • At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication and

  • Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving **Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation.**

Your isolation period may be extended if you have severe COVID-19 illness or are immunocompromised.

If you are asymptomatic (test positive with no symptoms):

If you continue to have no symptoms, you can be with others after:

  • 10 days have passed since the date you had your positive test

If you develop symptoms after testing positive, follow the guidance above.

Learn more about isolation from the CDC by clicking here

COVID-19 HOTLINE: 877-435-8411  - Available 7Monday - Friday 7am-7pm, Saturday 8am-5pm, closed Sundays

COVID-19 HOTLINE: 877-435-8411  - Available 7Monday - Friday 7am-7pm, Saturday 8am-5pm, closed Sundays

As we continue to receive information regarding the COVID-19 you can use the links below to get the most up to date information from credible resources:

 

If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 it is extremely important that you call your healthcare provider BEFORE going or call the COVID Hotline at 877-435-8411. They will review with you your symptoms and give you guidance on how to proceed. According to the CDC, most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and are able to recover at home without medical care. Do not leave your home, except to get medical care if you have trouble breathing, or have any other emergency warning signs, or if you think it is an emergency.

There are limited testing sites in Pike County and only those screened by a physician and approved will receive testing.

Pike County Health Department is unable to do evaluations or testing at this time.

 

TESTING RESOURCES:

 

COVID-19 HOTLINE: 877-435-8411  - Available 7 days a week from 7am-9pm

COVID-19 Questions, Concerns and Violation Reporting Contact Form

THIS FORM IS NOT FOR PRE-REGISTRATION OR APPOINTMENTS FOR THE COVID-19 VACCINE. THOSE USING THIS FORM FOR THAT PURPOSE WILL NOT BE GUARUNTEED A TIMELY RESPONSE.

 

Thank you for contacting us.  We are doing our best to answer all questions in a timely manner. By reporting violations and voicing concerns, you play a critical role in helping us make sure everyone is doing their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please provide as much detailed information as you can. We will investigate the information you have submitted, but will not be able to keep everyone informed of all actions taken to enforce the order. Replies, if necessary will be given during our normal business hours.

You may also use the COVID-19 HOTLINE: 877-435-8411  - Available 7 days a week from 7am-9pm

THIS FORM IS NOT FOR PRE-REGISTRATION OR APPOINTMENTS FOR THE COVID-19 VACCINE. THOSE USING THIS FORM FOR THAT PURPOSE WILL NOT BE GUARUNTEED A TIMELY RESPONSE.

Please fill out the form below

*NOTICE* By submitting this form you understand that your request must first be verified for accuracy before it will be processed. Please allow at least 3 business days to process and verify your request. Complete this form for the person needing the letter. We can only issue letters for Pike County, Missouri residents. Incomplete forms will no be processed.

THIS FORM IS NOT FOR PRE-REGISTRATION OR APPOINTMENTS FOR THE COVID-19 VACCINE. THOSE USING THIS FORM FOR THAT PURPOSE WILL NOT BE GUARUNTEED A TIMELY RESPONSE.

Tracy Brookshier
Marketing Coordinator

COVID DISPATCH

Tracy takes calls regarding general COVID-19 questions and booking vaccine appointments. She works our vaccine clinics scheduling 2nd dose appointments. She is also our Public Information Officer keeping our community informed about COVID-19 in Pike County through all of our media outlets.

Contact Tracy: 573-324-2111 ext. 140

Jennifer Schumacher
Administrative Assistant

COVID DISPATCH

Jennifer takes calls for general COVID-19 questions and vaccine appointments. She also organizes and runs the registration desk at our vaccine clinics.

Contact Jennifer: 573-324-2111 ext. 135

Rhonda Stumbaugh, RN
Administrator

COVID CASE MANAGER & VACCINE NURSE

Rhonda investigates and manages positive COVID-19 cases as well as administers COVID-19 Vaccines at our clinics.

Contact Rhonda: 573-324-2111 ext. 101

 

Kim Gamm, RN BSN
Public Health Coordinator

COVID CASE MANAGER & VACCINE NURSE

Kim investigates and manages positive COVID-19 cases as well as administers COVID-19 Vaccines at our clinics.

Contact Kim: 573-324-2111 ext.117

Alyssa Crigger, LPN
Communicable Disease & Public Health Nurse

COVID CASE MANAGER & VACCINE NURSE

Alyssa investigates and manages positive COVID-19 cases as well as administers COVID-19 Vaccines at our clinics.

Contact Alyssa: 573-324-2111 ext. 122

Sandy Smith, RN
PRN Public Health Nurse

COVID CASE MANAGER & VACCINE NURSE

Sandy investigates and manages positive COVID-19 cases as well as administers COVID-19 Vaccines at our clinics.

Contact Sandy: 573-324-2111 ext. 112

Stefanie Davis
Environmentalist

CONTACT TRACER

Stefanie receives information regarding close contacts of positive cases from our COVID Case Managers and instructs them on quarantine guidelines. She is also our Emergency Planner and helps coordinate our COVID-19 vaccine clinics. 

Contact Stefanie: 573-324-2111 ext. 113

Danielle Freie, LPN
Walk-In Clinic Nurse

VACCINE NURSE

Danielle helps administer COVID-19 vaccines at our clinics.

Contact Danielle: 573-324-2111 ext. 134

Robyn Orf, LPN
Public Health Nurse

VACCINE NURSE

Danielle helps administer COVID-19 vaccines at our clinics.

Contact Robyn: 573-324-2111 ext. 127

Holly Gilbert
Billing Manager

CLINIC BILLING

Holly works our COVID-19 vaccine clinics by accepting insurance and identification records for billing of the vaccine administration fee. 

Contact Holly: 573-324-2111 ext. 111

Kim Reid
Billing Assistant

CONTACT TRACER & CLINIC BILLING

Kim receives information regarding close contacts of positive cases from our COVID Case Managers and instructs them on quarantine guidelines. She also assists with billing and vaccine records for our COVID-19 vaccine clinics. 

Contact Kim: 573-324-2111 ext. 121

We always new that we lived in an amazing community, but during this pandemic that fact truly shines! We want to give a big THANK YOU to everyone who has donated PPE, meals, sweet treats and more to our agency during this time!

  • Holycon Face Shields - PPE
  • Pike Lincoln Technical Center - PPE
  • US Bank - Meals
  • Ann Layne Boutique - Sweet Treats
  • Anonymous - Coffee and Cookies
  • Guyetta Sumowski - Meals
  • Jan Hume - Cloth Face Masks
  • Mila Ayers & Susan Masulit - Cloth Face Masks
  • Lorryn Bolte - Cloth Face Masks
  • Jeff Guay - Sanitizing Supplies
  • Jan Krehbiel - Cloth Face Masks
  • Peggy Bibb - Cloth Face Masks
  • Thelma Shy and her lovely grand daughters - Cloth Face Masks
  • Starla Carroll - Cloth Face Masks
  • Linda Luebrecht - Mary Kay Hand Care Products
  • Lucky Star Buffet - Face Masks
  • Janie Woods & Melinda Brooks - Cloth Face Masks
  • Laura Ince - Cloth Face Masks
  • Patricia Teson - Cloth Face Masks
  • Bill Unsell - Meals
  • The Home Care & Hospice Foundation Board: Meals
  • Rosie Lewis - Cloth Face Masks
  • Mark Twain Association of Realtors: Meals
  • Kent & Billy Jo Betts - Cupcake Treats
  • Dorothy Brown - Home Made Breads
  • Art Flynn - Take Home Dinners
  • Midwest Construction Cleaning - Breakfast