Order remains in effect until at least May 3 at 11:59 p.m.

On April 6, 2020, the Miller County Health Center issued a county wide Stay at Home/Social Distancing Order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump’s guidelines, and the statewide Order from Governor Parson and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.  On April 16, Governor Parson extended his Order until May 4, 2020.
Effective today, April 17, 2020 the Miller County Health Center shall extend the April 6 Order until
11:59 pm. May 3, 2020.
As of April 17, 2020, there has been one reported case of COVID-19 for Miller County.  The case is isolating in home.  All close contacts have been ordered to quarantine.
 In addition to the strategies required in this order, there are other advised activities that you should do:
• Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds and utilize hand sanitizer with 60% or more alcohol, when hand washing is not an option.
• When you purchase food, get enough for 2 weeks if you have the storage.  This limits the amount of times necessary to shop.  Don’t browse when shopping, make a list, go by yourself, get what is necessary and go home.
• Assist your high-risk friends and family by offering to get their groceries. (65 years or older, respiratory disease, heart disease, diabetes) If you require assistance in acquiring necessities, contact our agency for references.
• If you are an essential employee or must perform an essential task and it is impossible to distance yourself from others, wear a mask.
• If you are sick, stay home!  Avoid exposure with those you live with by distancing yourself and wearing a mask.  Call your health care provider before going.  If you must go to the doctor or pharmacy, it is recommended to wear a mask.  Every hospital system serving the County offers a drive through testing option.
Abide by all orders and/or recommendations to isolate or quarantine by your health care provider or public health.
All of these activities are extremely important in preventing the spread of disease.  The better we practice these activities, the sooner the pandemic will come to an end.
The order is attached to this release and can be found at millercountyhealth.com.  For the most up to date information, like Miller County Health Center on Facebook @millercountyhealth.