Update From the Bates County Health Department

COVID-19 Updates

December 7, 2020

Positive Cases Reported: 731, Active & On Isolation: 64, Deaths (confirmed by death certificate): 11, Total Negative Tests Reported: 6482 as of 12/06/20

Press Release:

On December 2, 2020, the CDC released some newly-modified guidance options regarding quarantine periods for individuals identified as close contacts to a COVID-19 positive individual. 

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services states that “the newly-modified guidance from CDC continues to recommend the existing 14-day quarantine period.  Additionally, guidance regarding Isolation for confirmed or probable cases remains unchanged, as does the existing Isolation guidance for SYMPTOMATIC close contacts.  This newly-modified CDC guidance is not authorized for reduced timeframes for quarantine in nursing facilities or long-term care facilities.” 

As these are only options, Bates County Health Center will continue to follow the existing 14-day quarantine period until our case numbers decrease.