COVID-19 UPDATE

UPDATED APRIL 6

Governor Parson issues statewide "Stay Home Missouri" order to control, contain, and combat COVID-19. It will be in effect from 12:01 a.m. on Monday, April 6, 2020, until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020.

UPDATED March 23

City of Liberty Mayor, City Council and staff support Clay County’s amended Emergency Proclamation ordering a Stay at Home order beginning at 12:01 a.m. on March 24 through April 24.

Exemptions are listed in the order and questions should be directed to the Clay County Public Health Center. Full details can be found at https://www.clayhealth.com/279/COVID-19-2019-Novel-Coronavirus 

UPDATED March 20

From the Clay County Public Health Center  - There are currently zero confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Clay County Public Health Center’s jurisdiction (all of Clay County except the city of Kansas City). However, there are several confirmed cases in nearby areas and so all residents, regardless of age, are encouraged to practice social distancing to slow the spread of disease. The situation is changing daily so make sure to stay informed by following trustworthy officials on social media and online.

Have 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. 

UPDATED March 19

At 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, 2020, City of Liberty Mayor Lyndell Brenton  issued a State of Emergency in response to COVID-19.

“We have seen in other states how rapidly this virus can spread through communities and the impact it can have on our most vulnerable populations,” said Mayor Brenton. “As this situation has evolved, we have taken measured steps to stem the spread in our community.”

“This proclamation is the next step and will help expedite our emergency response efforts and allow us to procure needed resources more easily and adapt as necessary in our ongoing efforts to protect public health and safety.”  

This declaration will remain in place until further action is taken by City Council.

UPDATED March 18

A State of Emergency was declared in Clay County by Presiding Commissioner Jerry Nolte on Tuesday, March 17.

More details on the Clay County Public Health Center website.

UPDATED March 16, 2020

City of Liberty is monitoring information regarding COVID-19 from the Clay County Public Health Center (CCPHC), the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

As of March 15, there are no known cases of COVID-19 in Liberty. The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines, released on March 16, recommend avoiding social events with more than 10 persons for 15 days.