4 More Confirmed Cases of Covid-19 in Bates County

July 31, 2020

Bates County Health Center has confirmed 4 more positive cases of COVID-19 in Bates County—all 4 are household contacts of 2 previously reported cases and had been quarantined at their homes.

All contact tracing has been done and any parties that have had close contact were notified.

Any individuals advised of need for isolation and quarantine are per CDC guidelines.

At this time, Bates County has had 43 positives cases, 6 of which are currently active and isolated.

We would also like to remind individuals that if you have been tested, you should quarantine at home until test results are received—this decreases any possible exposure for others in the event your results come back positive.

With our numbers for Bates County rising, we hope everyone will continue to practice social distancing, clean/disinfect any high touched surfaces, wash their hands with soap and water routinely, use hand sanitizer if soap and water is not available and avoid touching your face (especially eyes, nose & mouth), and to stay home if you are sick.  Wearing a mask in public is also encouraged.  It is up to each and every one of us to stop the spread of this disease!

Driver Rescued from High Water near Gunn City

Cass Co – Cass County Sheriff Office D.E.R.T. (Disaster Emergency Response Team) assisted the East Lynne and Harrisonville Fire Departments after receiving a call of motorist stranded in high water.

Around 9:00 am today, the Sheriff’s Office received a call from a delivery company dispatcher that the driver of a van was stuck in high water on E. 239th and S. Old Drum Road east of Gunn City.

Deputies and fire crews responded however were delayed due to the numerous roads in the area covered with floodwater.  When deputies arrived, a local resident with a large tractor had reached the driver and drove her to safety.

The Sheriff’s Office DERT Team stood by while recovery teams removed the vehicle from the rising floodwaters.  There were no reported injuries.

“It is never safe to drive into flood waters.  The power of water can easily sweep a vehicle off the road or collapse a road without warning,” said Sheriff Jeff Weber.

The Sheriff’s Office developed a response team for disasters following the Joplin Tornado in 2011.  The team’s search and rescue boat was purchased with funds from the Law Enforcement Restitution Fund Board in 2014.  Team members receive boat operations training from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Butler High School New Student Enrollment

If you have a new student to the Butler High School this year, the following are things you need to get them enrolled.  Please bring your Proof of Residency, Social Security Number, Birth Certificate, and Immunization Record to the high school office on August 4 or 5 between 9 am and 2 pm. Student must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. To print and fill out forms in advance, go to the high school web page from https://www.butlerr5.org.