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As of October 20, 2021
Confirmed PCR Cases in Missouri:  694,886
Total Cases in Butler County: 7,146
Active Cases in Butler County: 101

Cases in 2020: 3,624
Cases in 2021: 3,522

Total COVID related deaths in Butler County: 68

Coronavirus Testing
The Butler County Health Department is offering free Coronavirus testing weekly for Missouri residents. 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.  

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 and the first Tuesday of the month from 5pm-7pm. Moderna and Pfizer will be available for those 12 years of age and older.

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

MODERNA / PFIZER BOOSTER DOSES FOR IMMUNOCOMPROMISED: Moderately to severely immunocompromised people with certain medical condition may receive a third dose of a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Missouri will use a self-attestation model that is in line with federal guidelines, so individuals will not be required to provide documentation of their health status.

Medical conditions and treatments that qualify individuals include, but are not limited to:

  • Solid organ transplant and taking immune suppressing medications
  • Active treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies
  • CAR-T cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy)
  • Primary immunodeficiency (eg., DiGeorge, Wiskott-Aldrich Syndromes)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • 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

PFIZER BOOSTER DOSES: Missourians who received the Pfizer vaccine can receive a booster shot at least six months after their initial series based on CDC guidance:

  • people 65 years and older and residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster;
  • people aged 50–64 years with underlying medical conditions should receive a booster;
  • people aged 18–49 years with underlying medical conditions may receive a booster; and
  • people aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting (e.g. frontline medical workers, teachers, and first responders) may receive a booster.

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 booster shot is right for them.

Federal health experts are still reviewing data from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) and will decide when recipients may be eligible for a booster shot. Missouri providers will be ready to administer Moderna and Johnson & Johnson booster shots when they are recommended.

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 10 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 10-20-2021

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