Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is at the top of mind for many of our City residents and stakeholders. The Cole County Health Department, (573) 636-2181, ( leads the City's preparations for public safety and emergency situations. City first responders are working closely with the Cole County Health Department; federal and state agencies; hospitals; and other local organizations to implement preventive measures and to monitor and respond to COVID-19 incidents as they arise.  The City’s and County’s first responder personnel have procedures in place and personal protective equipment available to continue to provide quality service to the community at all times. Other Frequently Asked Questions’ and answers from the Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 can be found at:

CLICK HERE for more information on advice from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for prevention of COVID-19.

PLEASE NOTE: If you’re worried you have coronavirus or are displaying symptoms, please call your doctor or call the DHSS 24 hour hotline: 877-435-8411. 

For Food Establishments:  Please click on the following links for guidance from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services in handling of COVID-19 in food service establishments.

Jefferson City is concerned about connecting businesses to resources for relief during the COVID- 19 health emergency. 
Here are some resources to consider:

State of Missouri Dept. of Economic Development and Dept. of Health Business Resources  - Resources for businesses, including health and safety guidance, financial relief and assistance programs, closure/layoff information, and regulatory changes, are available on the State Department of Health & Senior Services website.

The Missouri Department of Economic Development - March 21, 2020 the U.S. Small Business Administration approved Missouri’s request for assistance through the federal agency’s disaster loan program. This move makes low interest disaster loans available to small businesses and private non-profits severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) .  See the link above for more details.

The Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce - The Chamber promotes the economic vitality and strength in the Jefferson City Area. Please contact Shaun Sappenfield, Existing Business Manager with the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce, at 573-638-3586 for information on resources available to businesses during this health emergency.

Personal Paycheck Protection Program-this program is designed to provide access to cash so that businesses can keep paying their employees and other expenses such as health insurance premiums, rent or mortgage payment and utilities.  Please click the following links for more information. CLICK HERE.

Personal Paycheck Protection FAQs by US Treasury.

The United Way of Central Missouri has established a relief fund for the food service industry.  For more information click on the following link:

The City of Jefferson received CARES Act funds through HUD. Listed below is a link to a survey to garner input on how the City of Jefferson should spend their COVID-19 allocation. Please feel free to pass this survey link to whoever you feel is appropriate. This survey will close on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. You may click on the following link to access the survey,


Open Burning

A reminder to citizens in Jefferson City that the Burning season ends on March 1st at sunset. Each year burning season starts on November 1st and ends at sunset on March 1st. Fire officials encourage citizens to utilize the compost facility at 2417 South Ridge Dr. in Jefferson City. Hours of operation are listed below. 

March 16 through November 30

8 am to 7 pm, Monday through Friday
8 am to 5 pm, Saturday
Noon to 5 pm, Sunday

December 1 through March 15

8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday
8 am to 5 pm, on Saturday
Noon to 5 pm, on Sunday

Anyone needing additional information can call 634-6401 or click Here

Capitol Avenue Plans

Currently the City is maintaining a list of interested individuals, developers, companies, etc. that would like to be notified when the Housing Authority issues the Request for Proposals (RFP) for acquired properties within the Capitol Ave Redevelopment Area. If interested in being added to the list, call 573-634-6410 or email with subject line "Capitol Ave Redevelopment Area RFP List" and provide name, email address and contact number. 

For more information click HERE.

Capitol Project

Due to upcoming construction activities at the Capitol, South Capitol Drive will be closed due to construction begining early March, 2018. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of December, 2020. The Traffic Logistics map can be found here and more information can be found here.

Missouri State Penitentiary Redevelopment

The presentation on the Missouri State Penitentiary Redevelopment plan discussed at the June 12, 2017 City Council work session can be accessed here.

Special Olympics Missouri Training for Life Campus

Special Olympics Missouri have entered into an agreement with Jefferson City officials to locate the Training for Life Campus in Jefferson City. Read More...