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COVID-19 Vaccination Info; Public Health Order; FAQs; COVID-19 Testing; Case Counts; and More!

 

NEW INFORMATION! 

Updated at 9:45 AM on Monday, April 19th  

PLEASE READ THIS SECTION IN ITS ENTIRETY.
 Any Platte County resident who wishes to receive the COVID-19 vaccine must register through MISSOURI COVID-19 VACCINE NAVIGATOR. When vaccine is available in the Kansas City Region, you will be notified by text or email message, at which time you may schedule an appointment. 

 Even if you have already completed the Platte County survey previously, please complete the survey tool in the Missouri Vaccine Navigator as well.

If you need assistance completing this tool or you know someone without internet access who needs assistance, please call (877)435-8411.

IMPORTANT: ALWAYS HAVE YOUR NAVIGATOR PATIENT ID # READY. BRING IT WITH YOU TO THE VACCINATION CLINIC.

The Platte County Health Department's Vaccine Clinic Schedule  Walk-in appointments will be available each day one hour prior to end time of the clinic. All PCHD Mass Vaccination events are held at 4400 NW 41st Street Suite 300 Riverside, MO 64150. They are open to all Missouri residents, and all must be registered on the state of Missouri’s website “Vaccine Navigator” and have been issued a patient ID.  If anyone is needing assistance or has questions about registration they will need to contact the state of Missouri’s Vaccine Navigator Hotline: 1-877-435-8411.  

April 21st - Pfizer 2nd Dose - Event Code 1653 – Full
     - By appointment: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
     - 
Leftover doses available as walk-ins from 11:30-12:30

April 22nd  - Pfizer 1st Dose - Event Code: 41026 - Appts Available
     - By appointment 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
     - 2 opportunities for Walk-ins today!  Leftover doses available as walk-ins from 11:00-12:00
April 22nd - Pfizer 2nd Dose - Event Code:72001 - Nearly Full
     - By appointment 12:00 p.m.  -  2:30 p.m. 
     - 2 opportunities for Walk-ins today! Leftover doses available as walk-ins from 1:30 - 2:30 

April 23rd - Pfizer 1st Dose - Event Code: 66762 - Appts Available
     - By appointment 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
     - Leftover doses available as walk-ins from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

* As of Friday, April 9th all MO residents 16 years and older are able to register and receive a COVID vaccine if they choose.

The Missouri Vaccine Navigator is intended to help Missourians navigate the COVID-19 vaccination process. This tool is used to schedule appointments for Platte County residents who have registered and wish to receive the vaccine.

COVID-19 Vaccine Navigator

 





In addition to registering on 'Vaccine Navigator', Kansas City area residents interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine are encouraged to complete a survey in their place of residence. Here are links to those surveys:

Cass County-Cass County Health Department (civicplus.com)

Clay County-COVID-19 Vaccine Interest Form - Clay County, Missouri (jotform.com)

Jackson County-Jackson County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Survey (jotform.com)

Johnson County-Johnson County, Kansas Phase 2 COVID-19 Vaccine Interest Form (jocogov.org)

Kansas City, Missouri-Kansas City, MO Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Survey (jotform.com)

Ray County-Phone 816-776-5413

Wyandotte County-Wyandotte County COVID-19 Vaccination Interest Form (openforms.com)

COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Information:

PCHD Orders vaccines weekly from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). DHSS determines allocations of vaccines across the State.
Any Platte County resident who is interested in receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine should register through 'Vaccine Navigator'.

Based on availability, and guidance from the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services (MO DHSS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Platte County Health Department will assist in the coordination of COVID-19 vaccine administration. Those who have registered through 'Vaccine Navigator' will be contacted with further instructions on how to schedule an appointment to receive your vaccination.

Announcements about vaccine availability will be made in this area of the website, through the media (TV, newspaper, radio and social media). Updates will include dates, times and locations.

COVID-19 Vaccinations Administered by PCHD
 1st Dose Completed 2nd Dose Series
Week of January 11th 273  
Week of January 25th 200  
Week of February 1st 290 273
Week of February 8th 697  
Week of February 15th - None due to weather - -
Week of February 22nd  700 200
Week of March 1st  1,275 288
Week of March 8th  200 711
 Week of March 15th  1,570 300
 Week of March 22nd  3,510 1,575
Week of March 29th  1,170 100
 Week of April 5th  2,640 1,470
Week of April 12th  1,076 2,738
     
TOTAL 13,601 7,655

 

Additional Information:

Platte County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Missouri’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan


Volunteers:

The number of individuals who've volunteered to help at our mass vaccination clinics has been overwhelming and much appreciated! If you are interested in volunteering, please register through the Medical Reserve Corps of Kansas City. Thank you!

Platte County Public Health Order 20210222
View Order here.

Report Violation of Public Health Emergency Orders
File Complaint here.

Testing

Effective January 4, cash or credit card payment of $100 is required prior to testing. After completion of the Self-Reporting Tool, you will be contacted by phone to schedule an appointment and to collect payment information. Cash payments must be made before an appointment is scheduled.

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 204'.

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

Other testing sites in the KC area

Physical activity significantly reduces the risk of viral infections and levels of anxiety:
Physical Activity Recommendations During the Coronavirus Disease-2019 Virus Outbreak

Take Care of Your Mental Health

Questions about COVID-19?

Get answers to your questions here.

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


Laboratory Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Platte County, Missouri 

  CONFIRMED CASES DEATHS
Platte County TOTAL 7,032 112
Within City Limits of Kansas City* 3,757 65
Outside City Limits of Kansas City 3,275 47

Note: To see Kansas City, Missouri's COVID-19 Data Dashboard, click here.
*Includes KC portion of zip codes 64151, 64152, 64153, 64154, 64163, and 64164 only. Cases in the portion of 64155 in Platte County are not included in this total.

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 (Updated every Thursday by 7:00 PM)

Zip Code Total # of Platte County Cases    **# of Platte Cases Outside KC ***# of Platte Cases in KC 
64018 45   45
64028 11   11
64079 975   975
64089 88   88
64092  ****Suppressed   Suppressed
64098 203   203
64150 346   346
64151 1,752   120 1,632
64152 1,864   1,300 564
64153 460   6 454
64154 1,077     1,077
64155 Unknown     Unknown
64163 59   35 24
64164 11   5 6
64439 76   76  
64440 Suppressed   Suppressed  
64444 56   56  
64484 6   6  
64492 Suppressed   Suppressed  
Total of Suppressed or Unknown 5   5 Unknown

**As of 4/19/21
***As of 4/15/21
****Suppressed if fewer than 5 total cases in a zip code


COVID-19 Deaths Reported in Platte County, not in City of KC

COVID-19 Deaths of Platte County Residents not in city limits of Kansas City
 Decade of Age of Deaths in Platte not KC Gender
 1)               70's  F
 2)               80's F
 3)               50's M
 4)               70's   F
 5)               60's F
 6)               80's F
 7)               70's       F
 8)               60's M
 9)               50's M
 10)             70's F
 11)             80's M
 12)             60's  M
 13)             70's F
 14)             80's F
 15)             50's F
 16)             60's M
 17)             60's F
 18)             60's M
 19)             80's M
 20)             80's M
 21)             50's F
 22)             40's F
 23)             80's M
 24)             70's M
 25)             50's F
 26)             90's M
 27)             60's M
 28)             80's F
 29)             90's M
 30)             90's M
 31)             80's F
 32)             70's M
 33)             80's F
 34)             80's M
 35)             80's M
 36)             80's M
 37)             60's F
 38)             70's F
 39)             60's F
 40)             60's F
 41)             70's M
 42)             80's M
 43)             70's F
 44)             70's M
 45)             80's M
 46)             40's M
 47)             70's M

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.

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

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


INFORMATION REGARDING FACE COVERINGS AS MITIGATION STRATEGY

Publications

Coronavirus Face Masks & Protection FAQs

Identifying airborne transmission as the dominant route for the spread of COVID-19

Physical distancing, face masks and eye protection to prevent person-to-person transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis

A modelling framework to assess the likely effectiveness of facemasks in combination with ‘lock-down’ in managing the COVID-19 pandemic

Community Use of Face Masks and COVID-19: Evidence from a Natural Experiment of State Mandates in the US

Yes, Wearing Masks Helps. Here's Why

What are the different face coverings and which is most effective

People This Age Are More Infectious, COVID-19 Study Finds

Mask Demonstration

This striking science experiment shows the effectiveness of masks and social distancing

Articles Regarding Efficacy of Masks

  • Young Joon Park, Young June Choe, Ok Park, et al Contact Tracing during Coronavirus Disease Outbreak, South Korea, 2020 https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/10/20-1315_article
  • Anfinrud P, Stadnytskyi V, Bax CE, Bax A. Visualizing Speech-Generated Oral Fluid Droplets with Laser Light Scattering. N Engl J Med. 2020 Apr 15. doi:10.1056/NEJMc2007800. PMID: 32294341external icon
  • Davies A, Thompson KA, Giri K, Kafatos G, Walker J, Bennett ATesting the efficacy of homemade masks: would they protect in an influenza pandemic? Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2013;7(4):413-8. PMID: 24229526external icon
  • Konda A, Prakash A, Moss GA, Schmoldt M, Grant GD, Guha S. Aerosol Filtration Efficiency of Common Fabrics Used in Respiratory Cloth Masks. ACS Nano. 2020 Apr 24. PMID: 32329337external icon
  • Aydin O, Emon B, Saif MTA. Performance of fabrics for home-made masks against spread of respiratory infection through droplets: a quantitative mechanistic study. medRxiv preprint doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.04.19.20071779, posted April 24, 2020.
  • Ma QX, Shan H, Zhang HL, Li GM, Yang RM, Chen JM. Potential utilities of mask-wearing and instant hand hygiene for fighting SARS-CoV-2. J Med Virol. 2020. PMID: 32232986external icon
  • Leung, N.H.L., Chu, D.K.W., Shiu, E.Y.C. et al.Respiratory virus shedding in exhaled breath and efficacy of face masks. Nat Med. 2020. PMID: 32371934external icon
  • Johnson DF, Druce JD, Birch C, Grayson ML. A quantitative assessment of the efficacy of surgical and N95 masks to filter influenza virus in patients with acute influenza infection. Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Jul 15;49(2):275-7. PMID: 19522650external icon
  • Green CF, Davidson CS, Panlilio AL, et al. Effectiveness of selected surgical masks in arresting vegetative cells and endospores when worn by simulated contagious patients. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012;33(5):487-494. PMID: 22476275external icon

COVID-19 AND ADVERSE OUTCOMES SHORT OF DEATH

US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health

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

University of Minnesota:

Study finds lung impairment in recovering COVID-19 patients

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

90% of recovered COVID-19 patients still have lung damage: report

WebMD Article that references Wuhan study below:

Life after COVID-19: The Road to Recovery

The Lancet:

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

Weill Cornell Medicine:

What Is Known About COVID-19 and Abnormal Blood Clotting

Johns Hopkins:

Ongoing Studies

Healthline News Article that references study below:

Lifelong Lung Damage: The Serious COVID-19 Complication That Can Hit People in Their 20s

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

Articles in Science Magazine:

From ‘brain fog’ to heart damage, COVID-19’s lingering problems alarm scientists

For survivors of severe COVID-19, beating the virus is just the beginning

Hackensack Meridian Health:

What Are the Long-Term Effects of COVID-19?

University of California, Berkley Article:

From lung scarring to heart damage, COVID-19 may leave lingering marks

National Kidney Foundation:

Kidney Disease & COVID-19

Poynter Article:

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

American Society of Nephrology

References

Considerations for School Administration to Inform Decisions Regarding Navigation Between Learning Modalities During COVID-19

Version 06 (October 5, 2020)

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

RETURN TO SCHOOL GUIDANCE FROM VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONS

Organization

Plan

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)

RestartandRecoveryPlan: AddressingBuildingSafety,CleaningandMonitoring

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

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

'Masks Required' Signs for Businesses

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