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CCPHC PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY ORDER released by Gary E. Zaborac, Director of Public Health for the Clay County Public Health Center and Health Officer for the County of Clay. Please read the below releases for details. The latest admendment was extended as of, 12:00 A.M. Sunday, August 24, 2020 and continued until further notice, unless and until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing.

COVID-19 Corona Virus Info and Press Releases - Clay County Health Department

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NEWS RELEASE 8-21-2020

The Public Health Emergency Order has been extended until further notice. This includes the requirement that masks be worn in all areas of public accommodation to help prevent the further spread of COVID-19. The order will go in effect 12:00 A.M. Sunday, August 24th and continues until further notice.
Read the order here.
NEWS RELEASE 7-15-2020

The Public Health Emergency Order was updated to make face masks required in all indoor areas of public accommodation. The order will go in effect Sunday, July 19 and remain in effect through Sunday, August 23. Find details on the Face Masks and Coverings page.
Read the order here.

On Wednesday, July 1, Although Clay County remains in Phase 2, Step 2 of recovery, the Public Health Emergency Order was amended. Includes the allowance of 100% occupancy if masks are worn by all and physical distancing is maintained.
NEWS RELEASE 6-15-2020

On Monday, June 15, Although Clay County remains in Phase 2, Step 2 of recovery, the Public Health Emergency Order was amended with four changes regarding occupancy limits, mass gatherings and pools.
NEWS RELEASE 5-27-2020

On Wednesday, May 27, The Clay County Public Health Emergency Order Amended 04292020 dated April 29th, 2020, is hereby amended and is set to begin 12:01 A.M., June 1st, 2020 and set to expire on 11:59 P.M., Tuesday, June 30, 2020 with insight and guidance for how the county will move forward.

The Clay County Public Health Department is the City of Kearney's designated Health Officer, and the City relies upon their public health expertise.

Mayor Randy Pogue has issued a proclamation urging all Citizens to follow their recent directives posted on their website at:

More information concerning Coronavirus containment measures:
State of Missouri
Clay County Public Health Center (CCPHC)

People who are at a higher risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19 should also review current advisories provided by the CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Additional information concerning the Coronavirus may be found on the Clay County Health Department's website.

Tobacco 21 Ordinance adopted

The City of Kearney has joined the Tobacco 21 movement with the adoption of the attached City Ordinance 1412-2019, making it unlawful for any person to sell, provide or distribute tobacco products, alternative nicotine products or vapor products to persons under twenty-one (21) years of age.
Click here for more info.

2019 Water Quality Report Available Click here
Also known as the Consumer Confidence Report, this report enable water customers to make knowledgeable decisions about their health and their environment and provide consumers with the following information:
  • Identifies sources of our drinking water.
  • A brief summary of the susceptibility to contamination of the local drinking water source, based on the source water assessments.
  • How to get a copy of the water system’s complete source water assessment;
  • The level, or range of levels, of any contaminant found in local drinking water, as well as the federal health-based standard (maximum contaminant level) for comparison.
  • The likely source of any contaminant in the local drinking water supply.
  • Potential health effects of any contaminant detected in violation of health standards, and an accounting of the system’s actions to restore safe drinking water.
  • The water system’s compliance with other drinking water-related rules.
  • Educational information on nitrate, arsenic, or lead in areas where these contaminants are detected above 50 percent of federal standards.
  • Phone numbers for additional sources of information.

Counting Kearney in 2020
The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of workers for temporary jobs available nationwide in advance of the 2020 Census. Click on the link above for links on information of local jobs.

Community for All Ages

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This year fall bulky pickup will be done the same day as regular trash day the week of October 19th thru 22nd. For instance if Monday is regular trash day then bulky pickup will be done on Monday.
Click here for more info on what can be picked up and how to place items at the curb.


City of Kearney Facility Closures

By order of Mayor Randy Pogue, the City of Kearney is expanding steps to ensure the health of our community, staff, and making sure we have a plan for continuity of City services in place. Beginning Tuesday, March 17, THE FOLLOWING City facilities will be closed to the public until further notice subject to the Clay County Health Center Order.

  • Kearney City Hall Lobby (Foyer Open)
  • Kearney City Museum
  • Kearney Firehouse Creative Center
  • Kearney Senior Center
  • Senior Trips Canceled
  • Municipal Court

The Kearney City Hall Foyer Doors will remain open during normal business hours. During this time, the City encourages residents to take advantage of online City services including payment of City utility bills and municipal court fines. Offices will remain open during normal business hours and staff will be available via phone and email. City Hall phone 628-4142.

The Kearney Police Department lobby will remain open during normal business hours. Offices will remain open during normal business hours and staff will be available via phone and email. Police Phone 628-3925.

The City is working across all departments and with the professionals at the Clay County Public Health Center to prevent potential spread and ensure proper measures and precautions are in place. It is important that individuals at higher risk for serious illness due to age or a long-term health problem take actions to reduce their risk.

Please stay up to date and ensure you are receiving information from reliable sources. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Clay County Public Health Center offer up-to-date information on their websites and social media. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has activated a 24/7 phone hotline for the public or providers to receive information or guidance related to COVID-19. This hotline can be reached at 877-435-8411.

Kearney, Missouri is one of the fastest growing cities in Missouri. Currently, Kearney covers 12.77 square miles (8174 acres). Strong economic growth coupled with a well developed Master Plan have helped Kearney move forward.

Our website will give you access to the history of Kearney, a more efficient method of communicating with the city, some demographic information as well as the permit and license forms needed in our city.

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