CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION

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The City of Kimberling City is working with the Stone County Health Department and Emergency Services to create a plan that will keep our citizens as safe as possible. On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the Kimberling City Board of Aldermen voted in a resolution declaring a state of emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic.  This declaration prohibits gatherings of more than 10 people in any public location. The 10 person rule includes employees.  All bars, restaurants, and places of entertainment are requested to serve by pick-up, curbside delivery, or delivery service only. The emergency resolution also recommends all citizens, business owners, visitors and, any other person within the city limits to abide by a "stay at home" rule. No person should leave their home or business except for essential needs. The full Emergency ordinance, and resolution are posted on the left hand side of this page. 

 At this time, all city facilities are closed to the public. City staff will be limited to those needed for essential public services. City Hall will be staffed to accept phone call and email inquiries during normal business hours.  As information changes the website and Facebook page will be updated as soon as possible.  

 City Clerk Barbara Hubbard: BHubbard@ckcmo.com
 Deputy City Clerk Laura Cather: LCather@ckcmo.com 
 Municipal Court Clerk Amy Carroll: Amy. Carroll@courts.mo.gov
 City Hall Office: 417-739-4903  Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm M-F

Below is a list of important links and information pages concerning the coronavirus.

 City of Kimberling City- Facebook
 Stone County Health Department 
 MO Department of Health and Senior Services 
 Table Rock Chamber of Commerce 
 Connecting Stone County- Facebook 
 Center for Disease and Control Missouri 
 Center for Disease and Control US 
 White River Valley Electric
 Reeds Spring School District  
 Coxhealth Virtual Visits

Symptoms

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Prevention

  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
  • The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person. The se droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
    • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
    • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Take steps to protect yourself

Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.   

Avoid close contact

Take steps to protect others

Stay home if you’re sick

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Wear a facemask if you are sick

  • If you are sick: You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Face masks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.