COVID-19 Testing!

The Butler County Health Department is offering free Coronavirus testing on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting July 14th 2020. This testing will be done via nasopharyngeal swab and sent to an off-site lab. We notify each individual with their results once they are received.

Testing is by appointment only and limited spots are available. Nasopharyngeal testing can be done on anyone, regardless of symptoms or exposure, that is 16 years of age or older. Contact us today for more information or to schedule your appointment: 573.785.8478.

Community Coronavirus Information

Since the start of the pandemic, the Butler County Health Department has been working diligently to complete contact tracing on each individual who tests positive for the Coronavirus. Contact tracing, mandated by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, is how the Health Department learns who a positive case has been in close contact with as well as where they have been. With the reopening of the state, people are beginning to reenter places of business. This has made it nearly impossible to notify each individual who could have possibly been exposed. Due to this, we have created a list of possible exposure locations. The Health Department is working closely with each location to inform them of the possible exposure and provide them with CDC guidelines on how to properly clean / disinfect their establishment.

The timeline below provides general information about public exposures in the last 14 days. This list is provided to better inform the community and help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Anyone who was at these locations on these dates is at low risk for contracting COVID-19, but should monitor for symptoms. There is no need to self-quarantine or isolate unless symptoms develop. If someone is sick or thinks they may be sick, they need to stay home.

Everyone should practice social distancing, proper hand hygiene and wear a face covering whenever possible. If symptoms do develop, seek medical attention. If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at 573.785.8478.


*Business has implemented their action plan to safely re-open to the public.

For more information on cleaning and disinfecting guidelines, refer to the CDC website at:

  • Cases in Missouri: 56,383
  • Cases in Butler County: 253

*For more information on COVID 19 and CDC isolation recommendations, please click the on the “Coronavirus Disease 2019” header above. 

**In order to decrease exposure, Butler County Health Department will be providing the following services by APPOINTMENT ONLY:

  • Immunizations
  • STD Testing
  • TB Testing

Further COVID-19 Information can be found at: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (CDC)

or Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services COVID-19 Outbreak 

“Show Me Recovery”: Phase 2

During the COVID-19 briefing on June 11, Governor Parson announced that Missouri will be entering Phase 2 of the “Show Me Recovery” plan. This phase will fully reopen Missouri starting on Tuesday, June 16th.

“During Phase 2, there will be no statewide health order. All statewide restrictions will be lifted, though local officials will still have the authority to put further rules, regulations, or ordinances in place.”

The decision to reopen the state was based on the four “Show Me Strong Recovery” pillars:

  1. Expand testing capacity and volume in the state
  2. Expand reserves of PPE by opening public and private supply chains 
  3. Continue to monitor and, if necessary, expand hospital and health care system capacity
  4. Improve ability to predict potential outbreaks using Missouri’s public health data

Further information about this plan can be found at:



Missouri COVID-19 Hotline

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) activated a statewide public hotline for citizens or providers needing guidance regarding the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The hotline is being operated by medical professionals and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Hours & Info

Open: 8:00 a.m.
Closes: 5:00 p.m.

To qualify for the One Call System, individuals must have medical needs requiring special assistance in the event of a disaster. Click the link below to register.