Nodaway County Health Department Administrator, Tom Patterson, announces a sixteenth individual in Nodaway County, Missouri has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  

The affected individual is a female between 50-59 years of age.  The individual is isolated in a private residence.  

The health department is currently working to notify those that have been deemed a close contact.  If you are not contacted by the health department, then you are not considered a close contact and not at risk. 

The health department urges the public to practice social distancing by maintaining six (6) feet of separation, to limit in-person interactions, and to practice good handwashing and hygiene.  Please avoid touching your face.  Please clean phones, devices, and contact surfaces frequently.

If you are sick, particularly with a fever and a cough, or shortness of breath, please call your health care provider before visiting for guidance regarding symptoms and next steps.

For more information, visit the DHSS website at or the CDC website at  A statewide COVID-19 hotline also operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 877-435-8411. Follow Nodaway County Health Department on Facebook.