COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus)

Cases of COVID-19 in Clay County

For more detailed data and information regarding cases and testing, visit the Local Data page.
Jurisdiction# of Cases*Deaths
Clay County
Public Health Center
Kansas City, MO Health Department**2,05415
Clay County Total3,66354

*Includes confirmed and probable cases. What is a COVID-19 probable case?

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

Latest Updates

August 21

The public health emergency order for Clay County has been extended until further notice. This includes the requirement that masks be worn in all areas of public accommodation to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19. Read the updated order in full.

August 19

Clay County Public Health Center has been working collaboratively with local school districts and is offering three options that districts may consider for their decision-making regarding fall sports. Read the letter from the director of public health to local superintendents here.

August 5

Clay County Public Health Center releases guidance to help local school districts prepare for a safe return to school. The guidance document can be found on the Community Recovery page.

July 15

The Public Health Emergency Order was updated to make face masks required in all indoor areas of public accommodation. The order will go in effect Sunday, July 19 and remain in effect through Sunday, August 23. Find details on the Face Masks and Coverings page.

July 1

Although Clay County remains in Phase 2, Step 2 of recovery, the Public Health Emergency Order was amended. Includes the allowance of 100% occupancy if masks are worn by all and physical distancing is maintained. Find full details on the Recovery page.

June 19

An outbreak of COVID-19 has been identified at Ashton Court Care and Rehabilitation Centre, a long-term care facility located in Liberty, MO. As of June 19, five staff members and three residents have tested positive for COVID-19. Learn more about long-term care facility outbreaks in our news release.

June 15

Although Clay County remains in Phase 2, Step 2 of recovery, the Public Health Emergency Order was amended with four changes regarding occupancy limits, mass gatherings and pools. Find all information and guidance on our Community Recovery page. 

June 8

Clay County reports an outbreak in a local long-term care facility, with 57* residents and staff at Pleasant Valley Manor Care Center testing positive for COVID-19. The county also reports two additional coronavirus-related deaths as a result of the facility’s outbreak.
*Updated 6/11 to reflect previously pending results

May 31

The Clay County COVID-19 Recovery Plan was amended so the Clay County order is consistent with Missouri Governor Parson's Order that was announced May 28. All parts of the Clay County order announced May 27 remain the same except regarding occupancy at retail businesses.

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.” 

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