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COVID-19 Information

25 Alerts
September 15, 2020 12:13 PM

Emergency Declaration Regarding Face Coverings

In a continued effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, a Declaration of Emergency regarding face coverings and masks has been signed into effect as of 12:01am, Thursday, September 17, for a 30-day period.

July 10, 2020 2:34 PM

Face Covering Declaration and Order

Effective Monday, July 13, face coverings or masks are required by both employees and customers in retail businesses of 10,000 square feet or more for a period of 60 days. Some exemptions apply.

June 12, 2020 2:47 PM

Emergency Declaration and Order Set to Expire

Effective 11:59pm, Monday, June 15, the Emergency Declaration and Order originally issued by Mayor McMurray on March 16, will expire. The expiration of this order comes at the same time the state’s order will expire, effectively reopening the state.

May 28, 2020 7:58 PM

Emergency Declaration and Order Extended

The City Council has extended the guidelines established in the Fifth Amended Declaration and Order through June 15. Also extended through June 15, was the order issued by the State of Missouri, which applies to the city of St. Joseph.

May 22, 2020 2:20 PM

COVID-19 Community Testing Final Results

The final numbers from the COVID-19 community testing clinic held over the weekend at Mosaic Life Care resulted in a total of 34 positive cases of COVID-19 in Buchanan County.

May 19, 2020 3:16 PM

Community Testing Additional Results

Additional results are back from the COVID-19 community testing clinic held over the weekend at Mosaic Life Care. An additional 537 results were received today confirming 14 new positive cases of COVID-19 for Buchanan County.

May 18, 2020 2:39 PM

COVID-19 Community Testing Results

A total of 1,593 individuals participated in the weekend COVID-19 community testing clinic held at Mosaic Life Care. On Saturday, 834 tests were conducted, and 759 tests conducted on Sunday.

May 14, 2020 1:33 PM

Bars and Taverns to Reopen

At a work session held Wednesday, May 13, the City Council made the decision to allow bars and taverns to reopen following guidelines established in the Fifth Amended Declaration and Order.

May 6, 2020 3:34 PM

Buchanan County COVID-19 Death

A Buchanan County resident who tested positive for COVID-19 has died. The resident, a male in his forties, tested positive for the coronavirus on April 22, and had underlying medical conditions.

May 1, 2020 4:56 PM

Business Informational Signage

Effective May 4, St. Joseph will begin reopening with guidelines as issued in the city’s Fourth Amended Declaration and Order. Businesses are required to post informational signage at entryways and in areas for both customers and employees to view.

April 30, 2020 9:06 PM

City to Begin the Reopening Process

City leaders, in an effort to find a balance between the safety and health of the community as well as the financial health of the economy, took steps to allow businesses to begin reopening while ensuring protective measures will be taken.

April 25, 2020 9:42 PM

Eleven New Positive Cases of COVID-19

Eleven new positive cases for COVID-19 have been confirmed in St. Joseph in the past twenty-four hours.

April 23, 2020 6:16 PM

Triumph Employees to be Tested for COVID-19

As a result of multiple positive cases of COVID-19 identified at Triumph Foods in the past 48 hours, the city of St. Joseph Health Department has been notified that testing will be conducted on all employees at the St. Joseph facility.

April 23, 2020 8:00 AM

Third Amended Declaration and Order Extended to May 3

The Third Amended Declaration and Order was extended through 11:59pm on Sunday, May 3, 2020.

April 17, 2020 8:00 AM

Temporary Council Meeting Time

Beginning Monday, April 20, the City Council meetings will begin at 5:30pm, until COVID-19 restrictions are eased or terminated.

April 10, 2020 7:00 AM

Recycling Center Closed

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the recycling center remains closed under the Amended Declaration and Order mandating that non-essential businesses close until the order has been lifted.

April 10, 2020 7:00 AM

Classification of COVID-19 Cases

Effective Monday, April 13, COVID-19 cases in Buchanan County will be classified as either confirmed or probable in accordance with a directive from the Centers for Disease Control.

April 2, 2020 8:00 AM

Three Additional Positive Cases Confirmed

The City of St. Joseph has confirmed three additional positive cases of COVID-19. The first two are family/household members of a previous case. The third is a female in her twenties with no apparent contact to any of the other positive cases.

March 31, 2020 8:00 AM

Third Amended Declaration and Order

Effective Wednesday, April 1, modifications to the City of St. Joseph’s Declaration and Order will be in effect. This Third Amended Declaration and Order will be extended, amended, or withdrawn by 11:59pm on Friday, April 24.

March 30, 2020 8:00 AM

Fourth Positive Case Confirmed

The City of St. Joseph has confirmed another positive case of COVID-19. The fourth positive case is a female in her forties. Her only travel history is to Kansas City. She resides in St. Joseph and is currently under the care of Mosaic Life Care.

March 29, 2020 4:00 PM

Third Positive Case Confirmed

The city’s third positive case is a male in his thirties. His only travel history is to Kansas City. He tested at Mosaic Life Care at St. Joseph Urgent Care. The individual resides in St. Joseph and is currently isolated at home.

March 27, 2020 9:00 AM

Two Positive Cases Confirmed

The City of St. Joseph has confirmed two positive cases of COVID-19. The first is a female in her twenties and is staying at home with family in St. Joseph. The second is a female in her thirties and was tested by Northwest Health Services.

March 25, 2020 10:00 AM

Business Advisory Letter

In an ongoing effort to flatten the curve and help reduce the spread of virus, the city is encouraging those essential retail businesses who are open during this pandemic, to download the advisory, print and post for your customers.

March 23, 2020 11:00 AM

City Hall Closed to Public Access

Effective 8am, Monday, March 23, until further notice, City Hall will be closed to public access to ensure proper social distancing and help reduce the spread of virus.

March 23, 2020 10:00 AM

Reissued Second Amended Declaration and Order March 23

Clarifications have been made to several updates and/or additions to Section 4 of the Second Amended Declaration and Order originally issued March 21.