Recently, Governor Mike Parson announced an end to the COVID-19 crisis and that Missouri and has moved into an endemic phase.
Based on the county’s current COVID-19 numbers, Johnson County Community Health Services (JCCHS) has also moved forward with the endemic phase of the pandemic.
JCCHS will no longer provide weekly updates on COVID-19.
To view the most recent numbers, individuals are encouraged to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#datatracker-home.
The COVID-19 virus is expected to continue circulating in the community, making it considered endemic like many other diseases.
Testing resources, vaccines, and treatments are readily available to help fight COVID-19. JCCHS provides both Antigen and PCR testing by appointment.
JCCHS also provides the COVID-19 vaccine every Wednesday during a walk-in clinic from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and extended hours on the first Wednesday of each month from 1 to 6 p.m.
This includes first, second and booster doses for both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
JCCHS has discontinued contact tracing and changes from monitoring case numbers to monitoring disease severity and impact on the community as new waves of infection are anticipated and come and go.
JCCHS will continue to provide public health surveillance, investigation, and response activities as necessary to mitigate the spread.
More information about vaccines, testing resources, and treatment options, along with the updated COVID-19 dashboard and details about this phase of the pandemic may be found by visiting health.mo.gov/coronavirus and/or health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/communicable/novel-coronavirus/.