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A new health order is in the works for Boone County

COLUMBIA, Mo (KMIZ)

Boone County is under the current health order for just 11 more days, it expires on Aug. 10.

On Wednesday, the Boone County Health Department told ABC 17 News that it is already considering what will be in the next health order.

"We've just begun looking at that," Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Senior Services Assistant Director Scott Clardy said Wednesday.

The county is currently under phase two, step three of its reopening plan.

Boone County allowed more entertainment-based businesses to open up. It included bars and restaurants do not have occupancy rates.

However, there are still some restrictions in place. The county encouraged people to wear a mask, social distance, and work from home if possible.

Clardy said the main areas of concern are the rise in case numbers, an increase in positivity rates, and students returning to school.

The Boone County Health Department said it will have more information on the upcoming order in about a week.

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Nathalie Jones

Nathalie reports on both news and sports for ABC17. She started working at the station in June 2020.

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  1. “Clardy said the main areas of concern are the rise in case numbers, an increase in positivity rates, and students returning to school.”

    The rise in case numbers is because of the rise in testing, and the common false positives these tests often produce.

    There is no danger from students returning to schools. Children simply don’t often display symptoms, which by the very CDC guidelines used by local health officials, they need not be isolated. A doctor in Scotland attempted to find how often students transmitted to teachers. after a few weeks of research, he found none.

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