Cooper County, organized in 1818, was named after Sarshall and Benjamin Cooper. Boonville, the County Seat, is the largest community in Cooper County. Other communities in the county include Blackwater, Otterville, Pilot Grove, Prairie Home, Bunceton, Village of Windsor, Wooldridge, Clifton City, Speed, Pisgah, and Lamine. Since their beginnings many of the communities have had some tough times with the floods and the invention of more efficient trains that required fewer stops. Today however much of Cooper County is prime agricultural land. It only takes a leisurely stroll on the Katy Trail to see the county's beauty. Cooper County is scattered with many small businesses from local bread bakers to barn quilt makers. The county is alive with history, as it is the site of some early civil war battles, along with the first official state fair location. It is also a spot on the Lewis and Clark trail and has prospered from being a county adjacent to the Missouri River. So next time you are visiting or driving through, please stop by and check out all that Cooper County has to offer.
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Cooper County Public Health Center
The Cooper County Commissioners are very concerned about the health of the citizens and visitors to Cooper County. All attendees agreed that Cooper County should follow Governor Parson’s recommendation issued on Sunday March 15, 2020. The group strongly recommends that citizens and businesses follow the recommendations as listed below.
Governor Parson’s Statement Regarding CDC Recommendations on Mass Gatherings and Large Community Events
(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Following new recommendations released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today, Governor Mike Parson released the following statement regarding mass gatherings or large community events in Missouri:
“As we are all aware, concerns over COVID-19 continue to grow across the state and the nation. In accordance with CDC recommendations, my administration and I strongly urge the cancellation or suspension of public gatherings of 50 individuals or more with the exception of educational institutions, daycare facilities, and business operations,” Governor Parson said. “We encourage local governments and health agencies to provide the same guidance. To protect our elderly citizens and those with underlying medical conditions, we would ask them to avoid public gatherings as much as possible.”
“We ask that facilities that attract large concentrations of senior citizens to strongly consider restrictions and closures, in consultation with health authorities, to protect those most vulnerable to this virus,” Governor Parson continued. “We encourage schools to follow CDC guidelines and consult with local health care providers and public health authorities as decisions are made on whether to keep school in session.”
“I want to emphasize that we are all in this together. Missouri continues to work closely with both federal and local officials in order to maximize coordination and tailor our response appropriately. It takes all of us at the local, state, and federal level along with neighbors, families, and fellow citizens to use common sense and personal responsibility to work through these tough times and protect the health and safety of all Missourians,” Governor Parson concluded.
To view the latest CDC guidance on mass gatherings and large community events, click here.
For more information, visit the CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) website at www.health.mo.gov/coronavirus.
You may also call the DHSS hotline at 877-435-8411 for questions regarding COVID-19 in Missouri.
on Mass Gatherings and Large Community Events.