Boone County officials will brief residents on the future of health orders on Monday.
The most recent national guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention relax restrictions for people who are fully vaccinated.
Local leaders have relied on guidance from the CDC since the start of the pandemic.
The current Columbia / Boone County Health Order mandates masks indoors and for people within 6 feet of each other outdoors.
The most recent CDC recommendations suggest, whether vaccinated or not, that people can walk, run, or cycle outdoors with members of their household. People who have not received the coronavirus vaccine can also safely attend small outdoor gatherings provided they wear a mask.
Those who are fully vaccinated can do more safely without a mask than those who are not vaccinated. This includes attending small outdoor meetings with other fully vaccinated people and dining at outdoor restaurants.
However, the CDC’s restrictions are still strict for most other activities. The CDC still recommends masks for crowded outdoor events, sporting events, indoor malls, worship, and public transportation, among others.
According to the state’s COVID-19 Dashboard, in the past seven days, Boone County has seen 55 cases, an average of 8 cases per day.
No deaths have been reported in Boone County in the past seven days.
The community briefing will be held Monday at 3 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chamber, located at 701 E. Broadway.
Columbia Mayor Brian Treece, Boone County Presidential Commissioner Dan Atwill and Columbia / Boone County Public Health and Human Services Director Stephanie Browning will speak.
Social distancing measures will be in place and masks are needed.
You can watch the briefing live in the player below.
Watch ABC 17 News at 6 a.m. for a live report.
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