We will be moving to a weekly reporting format starting with the October 6th report. This will allow us to focus our efforts on vaccination clinics for the upcoming flu season as well as allow us to return to many core public health functions. We appreciate your understanding and consideration during this transition.
All Missourians, age 12 and up, are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer). Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center only offers Moderna and Janssen (J&J) currently which can only be given to ages 18 and up.
Moderna and Janssen (J&J) are available daily at the Health Center. Please call 573-335-7846 to schedule an appointment.
To find the latest information regarding booster shots, clink on this link to access the CDC website.
The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Board voted unanimously on Monday, March 8, 2021, to immediately rescind the Face Covering Order. The rescinding of the Order does not supersede other governing bodies such as the Federal, State, and school board requirements.
The Public Health Board recommends that citizens continue to follow CDC guidelines for vaccination and with regard to masking: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/guidance.html.
If you have been tested for COVID-19, please help us and your close contacts from spreading COVID-19 by doing the following:
OUR CONTACT TRACERS ARE WORKING CASES AS QUICKLY AS THEY CAN BUT DUE TO THE LARGE INCREASE IN CASES, WE ARE UNABLE TO INVESTIGATE MANY CASES AT THIS TIME. PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION FOR GUIDANCE ON WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AS A POSITIVE CASE OR CLOSE CONTACT.
If you have tested positive for COVID-19:
After you've had COVID-19 you can be around others if:
It has been 10 days since symptom onset AND 24 hours fever free without the use of fever reducing medicines AND other symptoms are improving.
What counts as close contact:
If you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19:
Please visit Keep Cape Strong COVID dashboard for the latest on updates in Cape County.