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As of January 29, 2022
Confirmed PCR Cases in Missouri:  1,036,178
Total Cases in Butler County: 9,301
Active Cases in Butler County: 331

Cases in 2020: 3,624
Cases in 2021: 4,175

Cases in 2022: 1,502

Total COVID related deaths in Butler County: 70

Coronavirus Testing 
The Butler County Health Department is offering free COVID testing for those who are showing symptoms. If you are not symptomatic, please do not make an appointment. Scheduled Rapid Testing will be done every Wednesday by appointment only. To schedule a test, please click the "Book Now", icon above

Showing up on a day you are not scheduled will result in not receiving a test until your scheduled appointment.
If you choose to retest somewhere else, PLEASE, cancel your existing appointment.

Other COVID19 Testing Locations:

  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Dillie’s Pharmacy
  • Key Drugs
  • Walgreen’s Pharmacy
  • Walmart Pharmacy

MO Department of Health and Senior Services offers at-home test that can be shipped to any individual in the state of Missouri. Click here and complete the form. The COVID19 test kit will be shipped to your home free of charge.  

The federal at-home testing kit program, Covidtests.gov The site offers 4 free tests available for every residential address in the U.S. You may go online at Covidtests.gov and submit your request. It is fast and very easy.

Coronavirus Vaccine
The Butler County Health Department is facilitating weekly vaccination clinics here at the health department! Clinics will  be held every Friday 8am-3:30pm. There will be one late night clinic each month from 5pm-7pm; please call 573-785-8478 to see when  late night clinics are available. The health department only offers Moderna and Pfizer for those 5 years of age and older. Initial, second, third and booster doses are available.

Give us a call at 573-785-8478 to set up your appointment!

PEDIATRIC PFIZER

If your child is over the age of 5, they are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. Experts at the FDA and CDC have reviewed data from Pfizer clinical trials supporting the efficacy of a smaller dosage in children ages 5 to 11. Prior to that authorization, Pfizer was made available for children ages 12 to 17.

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BOOSTER DOSES AND THIRDS DOSES - The Butler County Health Department only offers Moderna and Pfizer COVID Vaccines

Booster doses of Pfizer (given at least 6 months after initial series) are available for those 16 and up.

Booster doses of Moderna (given at least 6 months after initial series) are available for those 18 and up.

Booster doses of Johnson & Johnson (given at least 2 months after an initial series) are available for those 18 and up.

Third doses of Pfizer for immunocompromised individuals (given at least 28 days after second dose) are currently authorized under an amended EUA for immunocompromised individuals ages 12 and up.

Third doses of Moderna for immunocompromised individuals (given at least 28 days after second dose) are also authorized under an amended EUA for immunocompromised individuals ages 18 and up.

The list of medical conditions categorized as high-risk by the CDC is available here. Missourians with an underlying medical condition are encouraged to speak with their healthcare provider about whether a third dose is right for them.

THIRD DOSE ELIGIBILITY

A third dose of the Pfizer (12 and up) or Moderna (18 and up) vaccines may be administered 28 days after a second dose to moderately to severely immunocompromised people due to a medical condition or combination of immunosuppressive medication or treatments including but not limited to the following:

  • Immunocompromised due to solid organ transplant and taking immune suppressing medications
  • Immunocompromised due to active treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies
  • Immune compromised due to Receipt of CAR-T cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy)
  • Moderate to severe primary immunodeficiency (eg., DiGeorge, Wiskott-Aldrich Syndromes)
  • Immunocompromised due to Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Immunocompromised due to “Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress immune response: high dose corticosteroids (ie.,≥ 20 mg prednisone or equivalent per day), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, tumor-necrosis (TNF) blocker or other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory”

In line with federal guidelines, Missouri uses a self-attestation model for individuals seeking a third dose. Individuals will not be required to provide documentation of their health status, and they can get third doses at all venues where first and second doses are available 

Self-attestation form for third doses (immunocompromised)

Community Exposure
Since the start of the pandemic, the Butler County Health Department has been working diligently to complete contact tracing on each individual who tests positive for the Coronavirus. Contact tracing, mandated by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, is how the Health Department learns who a positive case has been in close contact with as well as where they have been. With the reopening of the state, people are beginning to reenter places of business. This has made it nearly impossible to notify each individual who could have possibly been exposed. Due to this, we have created a list of possible exposure locations. The Health Department is working closely with each location to inform them of the possible exposure and provide them with CDC guidelines on how to properly clean / disinfect their establishment.

The timeline below provides general information about public exposures in the last 5 days. This list is provided to better inform the community and help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Anyone who was at these locations on these dates is at low risk for contracting COVID-19, but should monitor for symptoms. There is no need to self-quarantine or isolate unless symptoms develop. If someone is sick or thinks they may be sick, they need to stay home.

For more information on cleaning and disinfecting guidelines, refer to the CDC website.

COVID Exposure Locations 1/26/2022

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