COVID-19 Message

Recovery Phase 4:
The Clay County Public Health Emergency Order has been updated:

In response to updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and improvements in local case, hospitalization and vaccinate rates, the Clay County Public Health Emergency Order will expire today (May 14, 2021) at noon.
Anyone who is not fully vaccinated should continue to take precautions such as wearing a well-fitted mask, staying six feet or more from those they don’t live with and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces. Businesses and organizations may still choose to require certain COVID-19 precautions, such as masking or physical distancing, in a manner they deem most appropriate to protect staff and customers. Clay County Public Health Center’s guidance to schools remains the same.More than ever, it is important that those who have the option to get vaccinated choose to do so,’ said Director of Public Health Gary E. Zaborac. ‘Yesterday’s update from the CDC is certainly very welcome guidance for a pandemic-weary country and it highlights the important and success of vaccination as the best tool we have to end this pandemic and protect the people in our community.Currently, anyone 12 and older is eligible to receive vaccination against COVID-19. There are many opportunities in Clay County to walk-in or make an appoint for vaccination. Find a full list at of May 12, 40 percent of eligible residents in Clay County have been vaccinated against COVID-19.To access the CCPHC Public Health Emergency Order Amendment click here.

Currently there are 516,441 diagnosed cases in Missouri; 9,222 deaths

There are a total of 21,262 diagnosed cases in Clay County; 318 deaths

The Excelsior Springs Hospital is now providing COVID-19 Rapid Test on site. Walk-in; no appointment needed. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Screening and check-in required at ESH main entrance.

COVID-19 TESTING: CCPHC is now testing residents with OR without symptoms. However, please keep in mind that there do are limited quantities of tests and the process is still by appointment only. If you would like to request an appointment, please visit the website:

LOCAL ASSISTANCE: The Good Samaritan Center of Excelsior Springs, 108 S. Thompson Ave., provides assistance to local families, including help with water bills. Due to COVID-19, those needing assistance are asked to make an appointment by calling 816-630-2718. The Center is staffed on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Additionally, there are resources available in our service area listed on the website, located here.

In the interest of not issuing messages that contradict community health experts the City will rely upon the Clay County Public Health Department to Plan and Prepare.  We are monitoring for any changes in the number of cases and the actions of the cities in the KC Metro area and are aware of the changes taking place.

September 22
Starting Friday, October 2, 2020, the City’s Yard Waste site will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and open from 3 p.m. to dusk on Sundays. (normal hours)  Bulky Item Drop off is open Saturday only. There will still be one supervisor at the site but residents will need to offload all material themselves while maintaining social distancing. Names will not be recorded on the roster. Landfills are still open and residents can dispose of those items at Courtney Ridge in Sugar Creek Mo.  The drop off recycle facility will remain open at this time also unless deeper cuts need to be made in the future. Until further notice, this will be the hours of operation until we close for winter break. If you have any questions, please call Public Works at 630-0755.

August 28
– Scheduled for September 26 has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Watch for information on a new date next spring. For information on Permanent Missouri Collection sites, click here.

July 30
TRANSPORTATION – Excelsior Springs Transportation will start up SOFT Routes on Monday, August 3, 2020.

Monday – Friday 9:00 – 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. | Lunch | 1:00 – 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Fare $2.00 per ride or 10 card pass for $18.00

During this Soft Opening, Excelsior Springs Transportation is limiting each passenger to 1 destination per trip per day for Essential Shopping. For local medical appointments, please call the office to arrange your ride.

We ask passengers to wear mask/face coverings while on the vehicle. Our drivers will disinfect the vehicles hourly. Excelsior Springs Transportation will monitor this Soft Opening of routes weekly. Thank you for your cooperation during this pandemic.
Patsy Braden
Transportation Coordinator

Our Main Objective is to reduce the spread of disease and misinformation in the community, additionally our focus will be –

  • to reduce the spread of disease among staff.
  • protect people at higher risk for complications,
  • maintain business operations and
  • minimize impact on our customer and business partners.