UPDATED April 26, 2021
GLADSTONE COVID-19 Updates
The City of Gladstone is monitoring information regarding COVID-19 from the Clay County Public Health Center (CCPHC), the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Operation Safe: Vaccinating Our Community, Together: http://www.operation-safe.com/
Please follow the link below to the Clay County Public Health Center Data Hub for more detailed information specific to the City of Gladstone.
- Clay County Map
- Recovery Data
- Regional Overview
For more information on COVID-19 Testing and the COVID-19 Vaccine please click the links below:
For more information regarding Clay County Public Health "s Emergency Order & Recovery Guidance please click the link below:
- Emergency Order
- Face Masks & Coverings
During this challenging time the City encourages residents and customers to take advantage of online City services including payment of City water bills and court fines. Pay your water bill online at https://www.gladstone.mo.us/citizenaccess/. The City encourages all customers to make regular payments as they are able.
The City of Gladstone will continue to provide the latest information, relating to cancellation and closure of City hosted events and programs, as it develops in order to keep our residents updated.
Reliable ResourcesFor information about COVID-19, including steps to prevent illness, symptoms and what to do if you are sick, please visit:
Clay County Public Health Center (CCPHC)
Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services has activated a 24/7 phone hotline for the public or providers to receive information or guidance related to COVID-19. The hotline is reached at 877.435.8411.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Frequently Asked Questions about COVID - 19 (FAQ)What are the symptoms of COVID-19? Symptoms include fever, cough (dry) and shortness of breath.
When do symptoms appear? The CDC believes symptoms will appear between two and fourteen days after exposure to the virus.
How is the virus spread? According to the CDC, the virus is thought to spread primarily from person to person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) and
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes
What can be done to prevent the spread of the virus?
- Practice social distancing, trying to maintain at least 6 feet between you and others in public spaces.
- Avoid close contact with those who are sick. Close contact is considered within six feet for ten minutes or more.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home when sick.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with tissue, immediately discard the tissue and wash your hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects with household cleaners or disinfectant wipes. These include workspaces, counters, phones, keyboards, steering wheels, etc.
- Frequently wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. When water is not available, use hand sanitizer with alcohol content of 60% or more.
- Continue to keep good sleep habits. It is recommended that most adults get at least 7 hours of sleep each day.
- Maintain your physical fitness program. Physical exercise may help flush out bacteria and reduce the chance of getting a cold, flu or other illness. Exercise causes change in antibodies and white blood cells (WBC). WBCs are the body "s immune system cells that fight disease.
- Drink plenty of water. Water also impacts the immune system by working to get rid of toxic foreign invaders in the body through the kidneys.
- Maximize your body "s ability to fight disease with a balanced diet high in vegetables, fruits and lean proteins.
- If applicable, consider smoking cessation. COVID-19 affects the respiratory system. Smoking may have a negative impact on an ability to fight this virus.
Who is at risk? Reported symptoms in children and young adults include cold-like symptoms, such as fever, runny nose, and cough. Currently, transmission risks are primarily associated with the higher-risk populations which include:
- People who are in close contact of someone known to have COVID-19.
- Older adults and those with serious health conditions (heart disease, diabetes, lung disease and any condition that affects the immune system).
- People who have recently been in an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19.
Frequently Asked Questions about City of Gladstone Services (FAQ)Is the water safe to drink? According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the COVID - 19 virus has not been detected in drinking water supplies. Based on current evidence, the risk to water supplies is low. Gladstone residents can continue to use and drink water from their tap as usual.