COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus)

Cases of COVID-19 in Clay County

For more detailed data and information regarding cases and testing, visit the Data & Dashboards page.
Jurisdiction# of CasesDeaths
Non-Kansas City residents1571
Kansas City residents*2673

Updated May 27 at 5:20 p.m. 

*Clay County residents with a Kansas City address. For more info, visit the KCMO Health Department’s website

Latest Updates

May 27

The transition into Step 2 of the Clay County COVID-19 Recovery Plan will begin on Monday, June 1. See the Community Recovery page for more detailed guidance by industry.

April 29

The Clay County COVID-19 Recovery Plan was released to provide insight and guidance for how the county will move forward. Visit our Community Recovery page for more information and tools.

April 22

The public health emergency order was amended so that it will now expire on Sunday, May 3 at 11:59 p.m. Read the FAQs and News Release for more details.

April 17

The public health emergency order has been extended until Friday, May 15 at 12:01 a.m.

April 6

Clay County announces the first death of a Clay County resident from COVID-19.

April 3

Governor Parson issues statewide "Stay Home Missouri" order to control, contain, and combat COVID-19. It will be in effect from 12:01 a.m. on Monday, April 6, 2020, until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020.

March 23

Three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Clay County announced. Read the news release here.

March 22

Director of Public Health Gary E. Zaborac issued orders for Clay County residents to stay at home except for essential activities from Tuesday, March 24 until Friday, April 24. Read the full document here.

 March 17

State of Emergency was declared in Clay County by Presiding Commissioner Jerry Nolte on Tuesday, March 17. 

March 17: Public Health Emergency Order from Clay County Public Health Center Director Gary E. Zaborac

Message from CCPHC Director of Public Health E. Zaborac: “We recognize the hardships on our communities that these measures represent. However extraordinary measures are required in these extraordinary times. We must continue to work together as community to protect those who are most vulnerable. Thank you for your help.”