New PCR Cases
1 Antigen Case as of Sept. 27, 2021
*11 of the 22 new PCR cases are past cases not reported to the health department due to a glitch in the state database.
We appreciate the millions of Missourians who are stepping up to protect themselves and others. Getting vaccinated is how we end this pandemic and move forward from this crisis.
Per the CDC, 44.6% of people in Lafayette County have initiated their first dose of their vaccine series. 39.5% of people in Lafayette County have been fully vaccinated, meaning they are two weeks post their second shot of either Pfizer or Moderna or two weeks post their first shot of J&J.
LCHD Has Confirmed 3490 Cases to Date
There are currently 70 active cases and a total of 71 deaths. We currently have 16 hospitalizations. Our positivity rate, as of Sept. 23, 2021, is 9.11%.
Numbers of total cases reported at the state and federal level may show differently. This is due to data entry discrepancies in the state’s system and lag times entering them into the state database.
It is urgent that everyone use several layers of protection: Social distancing, mask wearing in public, avoiding unnecessary gatherings and exposures, proper hand hygiene, and sneeze/cough etiquette.
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We Value Public Health
Vision & Mission Statement
The mission of the Lafayette County Public Health Department is to empower people to develop safe and healthy lifestyles. In pursuing our mission, we value:
- Cultural Diversity
- Dignity, Self-worth, Individual Rights
- Prevention and Early Intervention
As We Reopen
What You Need to Know
Food Truck & Fair Season
Lafayette County requires all food trucks and fair vendors to apply for a temporary food permit. Complete the permit application and return to Debbie Dreves at LCHD with the designated fee. For questions, contact Debbie at 660.259.4371, ext. 2005. Visit Food Establishments and download the permit flyer and application letter.
Masking Health Alert
Although the previous mask requirement has been rescinded, businesses and residents are encouraged to remain cautious as cases increase in Missouri. Visit this site periodically for the latest number of COVID-19 cases and masking alerts.