CARTHAGE, Mo. — The Jasper County Health Department has witnessed a significant increase in COVID-19 cases since the start of 2022. Much of the increase is due to the increased prevalence of the Omicron variant but was also associated with gatherings over the holiday season. The number of new positive cases received daily exceeds our ability to make timely contacts with people for contact tracing.
In order to make more timely contacts the health department has been forced to change their procedures.
The Jasper County Health Department, in an effort to work quickly through the mass number of positive COVID-19 labs they continue to receive, has implemented an electronic document to collect the interview information.
Individuals who test positive will receive a text message with a secure link including instructions for completion. The electronic form should be completed for each household member who tested positive.
Upon receipt of submitted information the letter including CDC recommendations will be issued and sent to the email provided. If a person has questions, please contact the Jasper County Health Department at 417-358-3111.