JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)
Cole County Health Department Director Kristi Campbell told commissioners Tuesday that her stay-at-home order will not be extended past the 12:01 p.m. Saturday expiration date.
Campbell also announced Cole County's restrictions on local bars, restaurants and clubs to slow down COVID-19 will be rescinded immediately, but those establishments are still under a statewide order limiting their activities until May 3.
Gov. Mike Parson's statewide order requires establishments to allow no more than 10 individuals in a building at a time, including employees. It also restricts restaurants and bars from having customers eat or drink inside.
Cole County has reported a total of 45 cases, with nine still considered active and 35 recoveries.
Major health care providers said they have adequate resources to handle the number of COVID-19 cases in the county without any problems.
Campbell said as restrictions are being eased, it's important that the public remain vigilant and careful to avoid a resurgence of the virus in Cole County.
Campbell said her department will monitor the conditions and continue to track new occurrences of the virus.
Boone County also remains under a local order. Health department Director Stephanie Browning told the Columbia City Council on Monday that she will likely extend the order through May 3 to coincide with the state order.
A demonstration of the redesigned Cole County website was also presented at Tuesday morning's meeting by GIS manager Melissa Johnson.
The commission also approved contracts on a large-format printer, elevator maintenance and Cole County Jail inmate welfare products.