Jefferson County still in Orange status with Covid-19 numbers

(Hillsboro) The Jefferson County Health Department reports the county is still in Orange status in the Covid-19 color indicators. Health Department Director Kelley Vollmar says with the weather getting warmer, she understands the public is restless but encourages residents to continue to be cautious.

At the start of the week, the 7-day rolling average cases per day per 100,000 residents is 18.67 percent, while the Positivity Rate is 8.74 percent. There are additional Covid-19 vaccination clinics scheduled for next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at the Festus location. Those interested in scheduling an appointment can visit the Jefferson County Health Department website at or call their registration line open Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm at 636-789-8941.

As of Wednesday morning, 47,245 Jefferson County residents have received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, while 28,438 residents have been fully vaccinated.