Columbia/Boone County Community COVID-19 Updates

Call the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services 24-hour hotline at 877-435-8411, if you are need of immediate help.

If you have specific COVID-19 questions for Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services email [email protected]

Wondering if your business is essential? Fill out the City of Columbia’s simplified form here. 

May 22 – This morning, Stephanie Browning, director of Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services (PHHS) issued Order No. 2020-06. This order includes a framework for all establishments within Boone County to reopen with updated limitations on occupancy.

This order will be effective at 12 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2020 and signals the next step in ongoing reopening and COVID-19 response efforts in Columbia and Boone County.

The current guidelines are dependent on maintaining healthcare system capacity, contact tracing capacity, PPE availability and reviewing the rate at which new cases occur. Should there be any indication that the progress that has been made thus far is jeopardized, the PHHS director may reinstate restrictions based on the epidemiological conditions at that time.

Previous Orders and Declarations for the City of Columbia and Boone County

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the order, road map, or F.A.Q, please contact the office of Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services at 573.874.7355 or email [email protected] 

To fully understand the new order and guidance put into place by Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services (PHHS), please read each document in its entirety.

On March 20, Columbia’s business community including The Chamber of Commerce, REDI, Heart of Missouri United Way, The District Downtown, and The Loop shared a message from the business community. 

You hear a lot about supporting local business in Columbia and now is the time we prove it’s more than just a slogan. We’ve heard from so many people over the past week—people in need and people willing to help—so we are confident Columbians are up to the task. Read the entire letter here.