The website linked above is your one-stop shop for up-to-date, Clay County data regarding COVID-19 cases and vaccination.
Please note: the counts in our reported data sets are preliminary and may be pending investigation. Preliminary counts may vary from day to day as investigation progresses and jurisdictions get updated as necessary.
In 2022, Clay County Public Health Center partnered with CDC and Monash University/Harvard University to help better understand how COVID is spreading in our community and prevention methods being used. Survey responses were collected through people in CCPHC's jurisdiction who recently tested for COVID-19 and chose to share their opinions. Starting in November 2022, the partnership ended but CCPH continued to collect the information and publish summaries.
- December 2022 Report
- November 2022 Report
- Final CDC Report
- Results from August 11 - 25
- Results from July 11 - August 11
- Results from June 28 - July 15
- Results from June 15 - June 28
- Results from June 1 - June 14
The majority of residents of Kansas City in Clay County are reported under the Kansas City, Missouri Health Department. Some KCMO data is included on the Clay County dashboard to provide a clearer picture of Clay County as a whole.
All sections of the dashboard indicate whether they include KCMO residents or not so please read carefully. "Clay County Public Health Center Jurisdiction" means the data does not include KCMO residents but does include residents of Gladstone, Excelsior Springs, Kearney, Liberty, North Kansas City, Smithville, and other Clay Counties cities and areas.
To see the KCMO COVID-19 data in full, visit the city's website.
Find More Data
- Kansas City Region: Mid-America Regional Council (MARC)
- Missouri: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (MODHSS)
- Missouri Projections: IHME
- United States: Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- World: Johns Hopkins
- North Kansas City School District Dashboard
- Liberty Public Schools Dashboard
- Kearney School District Dashboard
- Excelsior Springs School District Dashboard
COVID-19 is one of many diseases in Missouri that must be reported to the local public heath department upon discovery or suspicion. When notified that someone who lives in our jurisdiction is infected with one of these diseases, the Clay County Public Health Center epidemiology staff works hard to do contact tracing.
Contact tracing involves a staff member talking with the person who, in this case, tests positive for COVID-19. They talk about who the person may have come into close contact with while infectious and if there were precautions taken that could have prevented spreading the disease to others.
Anyone who is identified as a close contact is:
- Called by public health
- Notified of their potential exposure
- Asked to monitor their symptoms in case they become ill
- Given any additional guidance and support they need
In July 2020, CCPHC began using Sara Alert™, a standards-based, open source tool that will allow us to efficiently monitor individuals at risk for COVID-19, enabling real-time insights and increased reporting capability to support containment of the virus. The tool allows individuals who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or potentially exposed to the virus to report daily symptoms through web, text, email, and robocall. We see this as a force multiplier and an opportunity to apply our time more efficiently to follow-up and coordinate care where most needed.
All identifying information shared with staff remains strictly confidential and used only for purposes of disease tracking. When patients and close contacts cooperate with public health staff during contact tracing, it can make a big difference in slowing the spread of COVID-19. It also increases the accuracy of the local data reported through platforms like the Clay County COVID-19 Hub.
When data is more accurate, officials can make better and more informed decisions. For public health, this means we can more accurately predict when it is safe to move forward into another recovery step or, if necessary, put stay-at-home measures back in place.