Updated: March 27, 2020
Cole County, Missouri will be under a Stay at Home Order effective beginning March 28th at 5:00 pm through April 11th at 5:00 pm, or until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing by further order.
The Jefferson City Convention and Visitors Bureau is cautiously monitoring developments of the coronavirus outbreak and its impact on travelers to Jefferson City, MO. With the situation evolving rapidly, we encourage the traveling public to follow any guidance offered by the CDC and local and state public health authorities. Our team is in regular contact with the State Tourism Office to stay informed on the latest updates as it relates to travel.
Travelers are encouraged to always exercise healthy travel habits when traveling. During seasons with a higher risk of illness, travelers should adhere even more strongly to healthy travel practices.
Healthy Travel Practices
● Wash hands often
● Cough into your elbow and sneeze into a tissue
● Consult with a doctor before traveling when sick
● Stay up-to-date on vaccinations
● Avoid contact with people who are already sick
● Avoid contact with animals while traveling
● Clean frequently touched objects and surfaces
● Be aware of the latest travel advisories from the U.S. Department of State and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Below you will find resources from various health organizations with facts and up-to-date information on how to respond to COVID-19.
Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS): https://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/communicable/novel-coronavirus/
The Missouri DHSS has activated a statewide public hotline for citizens or providers needing guidance regarding the COVID-19. The hotline can be reached at 877-435-8411. It is operated by medical professionals and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Guidance from the U.S. Travel Association: https://www.ustravel.org/toolkit/emergency-preparedness-and-response-coronavirus-covid-19