Friday 14th August 2020

The Pettis County Health Center has reported a 28-percent increase in the number of COVID-19 cases over the last week.
As of Monday, there are now 171 positive cases reported in Pettis County of which 48 are active. There are currently five persons hospitalized with at least four in intensive care. None are over the age of 60.  To date, there have been two deaths in Pettis County related to the virus.
According to the Pettis County Health Center, in order to slow the spread of this virus and continue to support the economy by allowing people to work, shop, attend religious services and get children back into school, the only options left are everyone wearing a mask and social distancing.  Personal responsibility does not seem to be working. People should not travel, particularly to hot spots.
People need to be honest when called about contacts and all people with the disease as well as close contacts MUST stay home.   Leaving your home when you are positive or a contact is against State Law, not just a recommendation or order by the Pettis County Health Center.
Furthermore, all visitors to the Pettis County Health Center are required to wear a mask when in the facility.  If you do not have a mask, one will be provided.