Update regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) for the Good Samaritan Center:
– We are requiring clients coming in for help to use hand sanitizer provided prior to signing in for commodities and before picking up your box. There is only one person working commodities right now to limit people from touching things.
– We now have a “produce picker” who will pick the produce up for clients while wearing gloves.
– We have volunteers wiping down and disinfecting each cart between clients.
Additional changes and updates may be made in the near future, so please stay tuned to our Facebook page. The Good Samaritan Center is committed to helping those in need here.
Clay County Public Health Department Notice:
Beginning Wednesday, March 18 at 12:01 a.m., Gary E. Zaborac, Director of Public Health for the Clay County Public Health Center and Health Officer for the County of Clay hereby orders the following:
- No public gatherings of 10 or more people in attendance (both indoor or outdoor). Exceptions include governmental and judicial functions, healthcare facilities, daycare facilities, grocery stores, pharmacies, private business operations, religious and faith-based activities, weddings and funerals. Gatherings/organizations that choose to continue shall follow recommendations from the CDC on preventing the spread of disease.
- That all restaurants, dining facilities, bars, taverns, clubs, and movie theaters in the County are hereby ordered closed to the public, except that any such establishment may continue to provide curbside, drive-through and delivery food and beverage services. In all areas, establishments must follow the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for social distancing and infection control measures.
These orders will remain in place for the next 14 days, at which time they will be extended if deemed necessary.
Message from CCPHC Director of Public Health E. Zaborac: “We recognize the hardships on our communities that these measures represent. However extraordinary measures are required in these extraordinary times. We must continue to work together as community to protect those who are most vulnerable. Thank you for your help.”
Please self-quarantine at home for 14 days if you:
- Test positive for COVID-19 and/or are exhibiting common symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, fever, shortness of breath).
- Share a household with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19.
- If you have returned from traveling to a state or country with widespread community transmission within the last 14 days as identified by the current CDC guidelines.
- Visited Eagle, Summit, Pitkin and Gunnison counties in Colorado within the past week.
- Traveled on a cruise ship or internationally.
- Have previously been told by Public Health to quarantine because of international travel or cruise ship travel.
- Received notification from public health officials (state or local) that you are a close contact of a laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19. You should quarantine at home for 14 days since your last contact with the case. (A close contact is defined as someone who has been closer than 6 feet for more than 10 minutes while the patient is symptomatic.)
There are currently zero confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Clay County however, there are several confirmed cases in other counties in the Kansas City area. The situation is changing daily so make sure to stay informed by following your local officials on social media and checking their websites.
More questions about COVID-19? Call the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) hotline at 1-877-435-8411. The hotline is being operated by medical professionals and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.