COVID-19 Columbia and Boone County (3/24/2020)

Update and Information


A short time ago, Mayor Brian Treece of Columbia announced that beginning at 8am tomorrow, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, a stay-at-home order would go in to effect for both the city of Columbia and Boone County.  We are sending this notice to all employees that are based out of the Columbia office so some of you are receiving this message even though you don't live in Columbia or Boone County.

For residents of Boone County, you will still work, still be able to complete essential activities for your health and safety, including going to the bank, grocery store, pharmacy, hardware store, and necessary doctor's appointments. However, when not working or doing these essential activities, the order requires you to stay home.

Although we don't believe that you will need them, we have attached two letters.* The first from Easterseals designating you as an essential healthcare provider and a second from the Missouri Department of Mental Health, highlighting as such, these documents, should you need them, and we don't believe you will - empower you to travel to and from work. We recommend taking a photo of each on your phone so that you have them with you.

As always, thank you for all that you do. As essential health care and community service providers, you are making all the difference in the lives of the people you support.

Laurel Taylor
Chief Human Resources Officer

*If you did not receive this email with the attached documentation, but believe you should have, please contact Laurel at

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