The Pettis County COVID-19 Task Force was formed on February 28 for coordination of essential services surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak.

A news release says the Task Force currently meets weekly.

Members of the task force include: the Sedalia/Pettis County Emergency Management Agency; Pettis County Health Center; Pettis County Commission; City of Sedalia; Bothwell Regional Health Center; Pettis County Sheriff’s Office; Sedalia Police Department; Sedalia Fire Department; Pettis County Ambulance District; Pettis County Coroner; Pettis County Jail; and Missouri State Fair.

Four common goals have been developed from these meetings:
Protect the hospital/healthcare-delivery system so there are resources to care for all those needing care in the community;
Communicate openly with county residents;
Maintain essential community services; and
Develop a system to respond to requests for assistance, particularly from the elderly and those with underlying health conditions.

In order to communicate openly with the community, the Task Force is developing a daily briefing to provide the latest information concerning COVID-19. Participating agencies will submit information to include links. Hotline phone numbers also will be provided for local, state and national resources.

Look for the Daily Briefing beginning Thursday, March 26.

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