Vaccine Information
The former COVID-19 bivalent vaccinations are no longer being administered. The Boone County Health Department is in the process of ordering the new formulation of the COVID-19 vaccine. When that is received we will post our new clinic schedule and other details here on our website.

COVID-19 Symptoms

  • Loss of taste/smell
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain/tightness
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion/Runny Nose
  • Fever or chills
  • Shaking with chills
  • Headaches
  • Muscle aches
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea

You may need to be tested if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

The Boone County Health Department's last day of free COVID-19 saliva testing will be on Tuesday, June 27th from 9:30am to 3:00pm. No appointment needed. Free over-the counter COVID-19 rapid antigen tests or kits are available at the Health Department for the community. Stop by for yours today! Available while supplies last.

06-21-23 COVID-19 kits distribution English

El último día que el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Boone ofrecera pruebas de saliva gratuitas de COVID-19 será el martes, 27 de junio, de 9:30am a 3:00 pm. No se requiere cita. Las pruebas rápidas de antígeno de COVID-19 están disponibles en el Departamento de Salud para la comunidad y son gratuitas. ¡Pase por las suyas hoy! Disponible hasta agotar existencias.

06-21-23 COVID-19 kits distribution Spanish

Remember the 3 W's to prevent the spread of COVID-19:  Wear a mask, Watch your distance, & Wash your hands.

Wear a Mask
Wearing a mask will protect yourself and others. People who are over two years of age and can medically tolerate a face covering should wear one whenever they are with others who do not live within their household. People can spread COVID-19 even if they have no symptoms. Thus, wearing a face covering even when we feel well is important to protect each other.

When wearing a face covering:
Make sure your mask has multiple layers and covers your nose and mouth.
Make sure you can breathe through it.
Make sure it fits snugly but comfortably against the side of your face.
The face covering should be able to be washed and dried without damage or change in shape.
Wash the face covering after using.
Wash in the regular laundry with detergent and appropriate settings according to the fabric. You can also wash your mask by hand using tap water and laundry detergent or soap. Rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove detergent or soap. Dry your face coverings completely before use.

Watch Your Distance
Help prevent the spread of COVID-19 with social distancing if you or others are not feeling well.

Suggestions to help you maintain your distance:
Work with your employer to remote work whenever possible.
Avoid shopping at peak hours and/or take advantage of delivery or pic-up services offered by retailers.
Avoid shaking hands and hugging as a social greeting.
Avoid crowded places.

Wash Your Hands
Washing your hands is easy, and it's one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

It is especially important to wash your hands: 
After touching pets or animals.
Before, during, and after preparing food.
Before and after eating.
After using the bathroom.
After coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.
After handling garbage.
After caring for someone who is sick.
After handling your mask.
Before and after shopping and handling produce.

Please see the Boone County Health Department Resource Guide for helpful information including emergency and national hotlines, COVID-19 resources, mental health and substance use resources, and employment and community resources.