COVID-19: Testing; Case Counts; Positivity Rates; Reopening Plan and More!


MARC's Kansas City Region COVID-19 Data Hub

Compare Platte County to other jurisdictions in rolling-average case count, positivity rate, data for schools, and more.


Get answers to your COVID-19 questions here.

Call this hotline between the hours of 7:00 AM and 9:00 PM, 7 days a week: 877-435-8411.

‘Masks Required’ Signs for Businesses


For testing in Platte County, read the following before you complete the Self-Reporting Tool.

Testing has been expanded to include Platte County residents with or without symptoms of COVID-19.

Those who wish to be tested must complete the Self-Reporting Tool.  Please allow up to 48 hours for us to contact you to set up an appointment. Thank you for your patience.  If you have an urgent question about testing, please call (816) 587-5998, extension 'hashtag 220'.

Are you a contact of someone diagnosed with COVID-19? If yes, wait 5 days after exposure to get tested.

Other Testing Sites in Missouri

Laboratory Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Platte County, Missouri
As of 9/28/20 - We're experiencing technical difficulties with our COVID-19 dashboard. When it's back up and running we will post the most recent data. Thank you for understanding.

*Due to data transformation error, data shall not be applied. Updates will be made as soon as possible.  

Numbers will be updated daily by 7:00 PM  

Total # of Cases in Platte County 1,613
Within City Limits of Kansas City * 885
Outside City Limits of Kansas City 728
* To see Kansas City, Missouri's COVID-19 Data Dashboard, click here. For a breakdown of KCMO's COVID-19 data by zip code, click here.

Platte County Health Department COVID-19 Dashboard (Hover the mouse cursor over the bars on the graphs below to view numbers of cases.) 

Cases by Platte County Zip Code 
(As of 9/9/20. Updated every Wednesday by 7:00 PM)

Zip Code Number of Cases
64018 11
64028 **Suppressed
64079 197
64089 12
64092 Suppressed
64098 37
64150 107
64151 372
64152 489
64153 94
64154 227
64155 Suppressed
64163 Suppressed
64164 Suppressed
64439 8
64440 Suppressed
64444 Suppressed
64484 Suppressed
64492 Suppressed
Other 16

**Suppressed if fewer than 5 cases in a zip code

 following table includes only cases involving Platte County residents not within the city limits of Kansas City:

COVID-19 Deaths of Platte County Residents (not in KC)
 Deaths (12)
 Decade of Age Gender
 1)               70's  F
 2)               50's M
 3)               80's F
 4)               70's   F
 5)               60's F
 6)               80's F
 7)               70's       F
 8)               50's M
 9)               70's F
 10)             80's M
 11)             60's M
 12)             60's 

Information from Our Partners

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center

Hospital Situational Awareness Report - KC Region

MISSOURI's COVID-19 Dashboard

SEMA DAILY BRIEF - Hospital utilization data is usually found between pages 6-10.

IMHE COVID-19 Projections - Missouri

IMHE COVID-19 Projections - Kansas

Return to School Recommendations
New on August 20, 2020 (Version 04)

The Order

Phase 2, Step 4: AMENDED ORDER, including face covering requirements (effective at 12:01 AM on July 16, 2020)

The Plan

New on May 29, 2020 (Version 0.7) - Reopening Plan for Platte County - Look here to find out what's expected of you and your business.
Compare our Plan to the PRESIDENT's PLAN
Compare our Plan to MISSOURI's PLAN

Guidance for Businesses, Organizations, etc.

All businesses are asked to create a reopening plan. Food establishments must create a reopening plan and submit it to [email protected].

Instructions for employees and customers on how to protect themselves from the virus should be posted near customer entry doors. The instructions should include a list of protective measures the business is taking as well.

When reasonably achievable, businesses and event organizers are encouraged to collect names and contact information of all people entering their facilities in the event contact tracing becomes necessary.

The following are excellent examples of safe reopening guidance from industry:

Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP)

National Restaurant Association

FDA's Food Establishment Checklist

FDA's Food Establishment Best Practices Poster

#SafeReturnKC: A Guide for Responsible Re-entry to the Workplace

Check out these examples of Employers' Back-to-Workplace Guides.

Helpful Resources

Posters and Other Tools for Businesses

6 Feet Apart Sign

Advisory Group - Click here

Board of Trustees
- Click here

COVID-19 Resources:




Date Updated

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

COVID-19 Planning Considerations: Guidance for School Re-entry

June 25, 2020

American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

A Plan To Safely Reopen America’s Schools and Communities

April 29, 2020

American Enterprise Institute (AEI)

A Blueprint for Back to School

May 2020

Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC)

Considerations for Schools

May 19, 2020

Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)

Restart and Recovery Plan: Addressing Building Safety, Cleaning and Monitoring

May 20, 2020

Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security (JHCHS)

Filling in the Blanks: National Research Needs to Guide Decisions about Reopening Schools in the United States

May 15, 2020

Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Guidance for School Reopening During the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 28, 2020

McKinsey and Company

Safely back to school after coronavirus closures

April 29, 2020

New York University (NYU)

Guidance on Culturally Responsive-Sustaining School Re-Openings

May 2020

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Framework for reopening schools

June 2020



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The decision to prescribe off label medications is between a healthcare provider and his/her patient.  There are ongoing studies of hydroxychloroquine and COVID-19.

Recently released RECOVERY trial preliminary report:

Read more about RECOVERY trial here:

Article from STAT news:

Hydroxychloroquine does not prevent Covid-19 infection if exposed, study says

The Study the article refers to:


FDA cautions against use of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine for COVID-19 outside of the hospital setting or a clinical trial due to risk of heart rhythm problems (Does not affect FDA-approved uses for malaria, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis)

A major error is found in Dr. Risch’s article: Early Outpatient Treatment of Symptomatic, High_Risk Covid-19 Patients that Should be Ramped-Up Immediately as Key to the Pandemic Crisis, by Harvey Risch, which highlights how the work by Prof. Raoult should be read and considered.

Click here to read the abstract

Commentary regarding Dr. Risch’s article:

Click here to read the response


University of Minnesota:

Global Times News Article about First Phase of a Study by Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University:

WebMD Article that references Wuhan study below:

Clinical course and risk factors for mortality of adult inpatients with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China: a retrospective cohort study:

Weill Cornell Medicine:

Johns Hopkins Ongoing Studies:

Healthline News Article that references study below:

Pulmonary fibrosis secondary to COVID-19: a call to arms?:

Articles in Science Magazine:

Hackensack Meridian Health:

University of California, Berkley Article-From lung scarring to heart damage, COVID-19 may leave lingering marks:

National Kidney Foundation:

New data shows COVID-19 can cause kidney failure — and launch a different kind of epidemic:

American Society of Nephrology References:

Coronaviruses pathogenesis, comorbidities and multi-organ damage – A review:


Links to additional Resources:

Prepare Metro KC includes a collection of COVID-19 information from local health departments throughout the Kansas City Area.

Cleaning & Disinfection instructions for COVID-19 including a list of cleaning products approved for effectiveness.

Protect Yourself by following CDC recommendations.

Travel recommendations for your specific destination.

How to Safely Care for Someone Sick with COVID-19