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MONDAY UPDATES: Mid-Missouri counties gain new COVID-19 cases

UPDATE 10:15 P.M.: Several counties reported new COVID-19 cases on Monday.

Callaway County reported one new case after gaining four new cases over the holiday weekend. There are 59 total cases, 36 of which have recovered. The county currently has 22 active cases.

Health officials in Cooper County reported six new cases Monday, bringing the total to 24. Of those 24 cases, 12 are active.

The Camden County Health Department posted on Facebook that the county has a total of 78 cases, 12 of which are active.

Camden County total Covid cases since March 21 now stands at 78 with 2 hospitalized and 1 death. 12 are active cases; 3...

Posted by Camden County Health Department, Camdenton, Missouri on Monday, July 6, 2020

Morgan County reported four more cases Monday, bringing the total to 26. Of those cases, 13 are active.

UPDATE 6:55 P.M.: Shakespeare's Pizza closed its south location after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

The company posted on Facebook on Monday afternoon that the employee worked on Friday but has been asymptomatic.

Regretfully, an employee at our South location on Peachtree Drive, who worked on Friday, July 3rd, has tested positive...

Posted by Shakespeare's Pizza on Monday, July 6, 2020

The company did not say how long the store would be closed but said its downtown and West Broadway locations will remain open.

In an email, the general manager said Shakespeare's is working with the
health department to determine when to re-open, but because of
mandating employee mask use, it should not be too long.

The post said that the state health department told Shakespeare's that its use of masks and its sanitation procedures has reduced the risk of transmission. The post went on to say that Shakespeare's is not required to quarantine the entire staff, but the company plans to test staff and isolate those who were in direct contact with the patient.

UPDATE 5:10 P.M.: Boone County reported 15 new COVID-19 cases Monday afternoon, bringing the total to 513.

According to a news release, 166 of the cases are currently active. Officials said 414 people are currently quarantined because of potential COVID-19 exposure.

About 10 percent of all Boone County residents who have been tested since the first case was identified in March have tested positive.

Last week the county recorded 145 cases out of the 921 tests administered.

According to the news release, the COVID-19 positivity rate of Boone County residents was 15.7 percent for the week of June 26 to July 2. Officials described this as a "stark increase" from the previous positivity rate that remained at or below 1.4 percent up until the week of June 12.

UPDATE 2:36 P.M.: The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said hundreds more state residents tested positive for COVID-19.

The health department said on its website 23,856 tested positive for COVID-19, up by 420 from Sunday.

According to health department data, there was no change in coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours.

The health department said the state has tested 426,745 people, 5.5% of which have tested positive. Health officials included COVID-19 cases increased by 7% since last Monday.

As of Monday, 6,649 in St. Louis County have tested positive, as well as, 2,748 in Kansas City and 2,548 in St. Louis City. The health department said 653 residents tested positive for COVID-19 over the past two weeks.

According to health department data, at least 740 people in the state were hospitalized for COVID-19 on Monday.

UPDATE 11:30 A.M.: Jefferson City will play host to a COVID-19 community testing event tomorrow.

The Cole County Health Department, Missouri National Guard and the Missouri Departement of Health and Senior Services are holding the event.

It's being held the county health department building located at 1616 Industrial Drive in Jefferson City.

The event runs from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Officials will test Missouri residents for COVID-19 starting Tuesday through Thursday.

Any person looking to get tested needs to be registered with the event.

Officials say those wanting tests do not need to have coronavirus symptoms or a doctor's note. The tests will be given out for free.

ORIGINAL: Columbia Public Schools' parents have one last day to decide if their children will attend classes in-person or online in the fall.

The school district extended the time period for parents to decide last week. The deadline is Monday.

CPS Superintendent Peter Stiepleman said in an interview with ABC 17 News last week parents should designate their children as attending in-person classes if they are uncertain.

"It's easier for (the school district) to go from in-person to online," Stiepleman said.

The superintendent included more information is available on the district's website.

It's unclear how many students will go back to school for the upcoming school year as of Monday.

CPS leaders recently met with parents going over the district's mask-wearing recommendation. Stiepleman said the district recommends all students and staff members wear masks inside district buildings.

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