WARRENSBURG, Mo. (March 25, 2021) – With more of the high risk population in Johnson County receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, the Johnson County Public Health Officer and the Johnson County Community Health Services Board of Trustees have removed the Face Covering Order. JCCHS issues a county-wide Public Health Advisory, replacing the Face Covering Order effective 11:59 PM on Friday, March 26, 2021.
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This advisory, in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), encourages individuals within Johnson County to:
- Wear a face covering that covers nose and mouth to help protect yourself and others.
- Physical distance (6 feet apart) when around others who do not live in the same household.
- Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces.
- Wash hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer when soap and water are unavailable.
- Get a COVID-19 vaccine when available.
Face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
Parties and social gatherings involving those outside the immediate household should be avoided. If an individual must be in public or private settings involving such gatherings, the use of face coverings are strongly encouraged in conjunction with other precautionary measures to include maintaining 6 feet of distance from other individuals, using proper cough/sneeze etiquette, disinfecting frequently touched surfaces regularly, and frequent hand-washing/sanitizing.
Businesses, organizations, and other facilities (including but not limited to grocery stores, pharmacies, businesses/organizations, place of worship, gym, community centers, libraries, schools) where the public are entering, and social distancing cannot be maintained, may develop and implement additional precautionary measures (i.e. requiring face coverings for entry, requiring employees to wear face coverings during scheduled work hours, requiring face coverings within a classroom/conference setting, etc.) to protect those within their facility.
Individuals may also call the MO DHSS hotline at 877-435-8411 for questions regarding COVID-19 in Missouri.