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Pettis County Sheriff's Office
Monday February 1st, 2021 :: 04:56 p.m. CST


Pettis County COVID-19 Task Force briefing for Monday, February 1, 2021.

February 1, 2021

To communicate openly with county residents, this compilation of information from essential government service providers within Pettis County will be disseminated on Mondays.  This briefing will continue to be provided throughout the COVID-19 event.
Please note:  Only the agencies with updated information will be included in the briefing.
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed are those of the contributors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of either the Pettis County Sheriff's Office or the County of Pettis.
Pettis County Health Center

  • As of February 1, 2021 there were 4773 cases as compared to 4702 cases on January 25 and 4609 on January 18.   This is an increase of 71 cases in the past week and 164 cases in the past 2 weeks.    The number of positive cases continues to decline which is a good sign.   We need to continue testing to be sure that unknown cases do not spread disease in the community.
  • Our community provided approximately 3000 doses of vaccine last week.  The partners in providing this large number included Bothwell Regional Health Center, Wood’s Pharmacy, Katy Trail Community Health, AFC Urgent Care, Missouri National Guard and Pettis County Health Center.  Additional vaccine will be distributed this week by appointment only.  We understand that many people want to be vaccinated and we are vaccinating as quickly as possible with the available supplies.  If you pre-registered through the Pettis County Health Center, you may be called by any of the vaccinators in the county or the VA if eligible.  Please note where and when your appointment will be.  The phone lines for all vaccinators are very busy and trying to find an appointment ties up the phone lines. 
  • There is a new screening form available on the Pettis County Health Center and Bothwell Health Center websites.  The criteria changed since the original forms were published.  Starting February 1, we will be using the new forms.  Paper copies will continue to be available. 
  • We have received thousands of pre-registration forms from all over the state and sorting through all of the forms and emails is taking time.   Each form needs to be reviewed for the appropriate category and directed to the place where appointments can be made.   Please be patient as we work through this process.  
  • For more information on vaccine in Missouri website is a good source of information. The website will also provide information on vaccines.  Information will be posted on Facebook, website, and other media as more vaccine becomes available.   
  • Even though vaccine is becoming available we still need to wear masks, practice social distancing, wash our hands.  Vaccine protects the person immunized and the science has not completely determined if an immunized person can spread the virus.   We need to reach at least 75% immunization rate to be able to relax these precautions.
  • Testing is available without cost in the community.  Check with Bothwell and Katy Trail Community Health if you have concerns about cost.   We need for people to continue to be tested so those with the virus can isolate for 10 days to protect others.   Exposed people need to continue to quarantine for 14 days.
  • New research is indicating that we do not need to be as focused on continual disinfecting of surfaces.  There is no evidence of transmission from surfaces in normal conditions.  Research in hospitals where COVID positive patients are being cared for has not been able to identify virus capable of causing disease.  The best way to slow the spread of the virus continues to be wearing a mask, avoiding crowds and washing your hands.  The original testing was done under laboratory conditions.
  • Mental health issues are a challenge during holidays in a normal year and can be worse during the isolation of a pandemic.   If you know someone who is struggling with mental health issues, please share the information on help that is available.    Burrell has a crisis line at 1-800-395-2132.  Compass Health also has a crisis line at 1-800-237-4567 for substance abuse issue.  
Bothwell Community Health Center
  • Bothwell is partnering with our area health partners to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to our community. Due to high call volumes, the COVID vaccine phone line will not be taking calls at this time to allow our staff to schedule appointments based on the preregistration forms received to date.
  • Individuals can complete the online preregistration form at and will be contacted to schedule an appointment based on eligibility and appointment availability. All vaccines will be given by appointment only.
  • Bothwell continues to restrict visitors to 1 patient identified designated visitor per patient stay. Visiting hours continue to be from 10 am - 4 pm. Bothwell’s drive-through COVID-19 testing is located at the Sheep Pavilion on the Missouri State Fairgrounds Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Curbside testing is not available at the Walk In Clinic during the winter months.
Katy Trail Community Health
  • Katy Trail Community Health continues to provide primary care services Monday through Saturday at our Sedalia site.  If you need an appointment, please call 877-733-5824. 
  •  Katy Trail Community Health is providing daily testing at our Sedalia site and to organizations or companies who are experiencing outbreaks in the region.  No physician order is required but we ask that you call for an appointment.  The test is at no cost. 
  • Vaccine has arrived and Katy Trail Community Health is partnering with BRHC, PCHC, and AFC to deliver vaccine to residents at the Missouri State Fair Grounds.  In addition, Katy Trail Community Health is vaccinating patients wanting to be vaccinated starting on Tuesday, January 26th.  The vaccine is at no cost. 
  • KTCH Sedalia hours are Monday through Thursday 8 am to 7 pm, Friday 8 am to 5 pm.  Saturday walk in clinic is from 9 am to 1 pm. 

The following COVID-19 phone numbers and websites are provided for your information:
MO Department of Health and Senior Services Hotline:  877-435-8411
City of Sedalia/Pettis County Helpline:  660-851-7686
Pettis County Health Center:
Center for Disease Control (CDC):     
Missouri Department of Health COVID-19:
Missouri State Emergency Management (SEMA) Daily Briefing:
Resources for Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse and/or Safety
Burrell Behavioral Health                                                                 1-800-395-2132
ACI (Access Crisis Intervention)                                                        1-800-356-5395
Compass Health Emergency                                                             1-800-237-4567
Royal Oaks Hospital                                                                          1-800-456-2634
National Alliance on Mental Health                                                            1-800-950-6264
Substance Abuse & Mental Health (SAMHSA)                               1-800-662-4357
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline                                                           1-800-273-8255
IMALIVE Suicide Prevention Hotline                                                           1-800-784-2433
LGBT Youth Suicide Hotline                                                              1-866-488-7386
Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline                                                     1-800-392-3738
(on line reports )
Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation Hotline                              1-800-392-0210
(on line reports )
Child Safe of Central Missouri                                                          1-660-829-3434
CASA                                                                                                   1-660-827-5555
Burrell – Coping with COVID-19                                                       1-417-761-5263
(need to register for group sessions – Medicaid or self pay to cover cost)
12:45 Wellness on Burrell Facebook page
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services


Look for the COVID-19 Task Force Briefing each Monday, beginning Monday, June 1st. The next scheduled briefing will be Monday, February 8, 2021.

Pettis County Sheriff's Office
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Sedalia, MO 65301

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