The City of Joplin wants to make it as easy as possible for our residents to find information about the COVID-19/Coronavirus outbreak. We know this is a stressful time and our day-to-day lives have been disrupted in many ways. We want to assure you that the City will continue to offer essential services our residents rely on throughout this public health emergency.
During the August 17,2020 meeting of the Joplin City Council, council members voted to move Joplin to Phase 2 – Step 4 from Phase 2 - Step 2 in the Joplin Response and Recovery Plan. Phase 2 – Step 4 is the final step of Phase 2 and reopens the community, removing any occupancy limitations for businesses, restaurants, places of worship, theaters, and other venues while still continuing physical distancing in their operations. Offering services remotely is also a recommendation in this step. The plan outlines requirements for categories that have specific interactions with the public, including personnel in restaurants and personal services, such as barbers and hair stylists, have to wear face masks if within six feet of customers. Specific details on the categories are found in the Exhibits included in the City’s Response and Recovery Plan.
Step 4 of Phase 2 does allow for mass gatherings of 250 people, for both indoors and outdoors.
During the Council meeting, members also voted to allow the City ordinance requiring face masks to expire on August 17, 2020 as originally stated.
Do you have questions about the City’s COVID-19 response? Please contact us. We’re here to help as we are in this together with you.
Joplin COVID-19 Dashboard
The data will be updated by noon Monday through Friday with the previous day’s totals.
Total Confirmed Cases: This number reflects the cumulative total of Joplin residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 through PCR testing. This is the sum total of Active Cases, Inactive Cases, & Deaths
Active Cases: This number reflects the number of Joplin residents who are confirmed COVID-19 cases and are currently within their isolation periods
Inactive Cases: This number reflects the number of Joplin residents who are confirmed COVID-19 cases and have passed their isolation periods
Deaths: This number reflects the cumulative number of Joplin residents who passed away and have had COVID-19 designated as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death
Active Quarantines: This number reflects Joplin residents who have been identified as close contacts to COVID-19 cases and are under an active quarantine
Joplin Residents Hospitalized: This number reflects to number of Joplin residents who are confirmed COVID-19 cases and are currently admitted for treatment in a hospital
Joplin Hospital Occupancy: This number reflects the number of COVID-19 patients currently admitted in Joplin hospital systems (Freeman, Landmark, and Mercy) and includes residents outside of Joplin City limits