News Archive

July 29, 2020.  COVID-19 Dual Antibody IgG/IgM Rapid Serology Screening

The Benton County Health Department has worked in conjunction with CARES Act guidelines and is offering this screening at no cost to Benton County Residents.

WHO: Benton County Residents who are asymptotic and have not had known contact with someone who has tested Positive for COVID-19

WHEN / WHERE: Thursday, July 30, 2020 from Noon – 7pm, Jaycees House, 208 E. Main, Cole Camp MO

WHEN / WHERE: Friday, July 31, 2020 from Noon – 7 pm, First Baptist Church (gymnasium), 121 Locust St, Lincoln MO

WHEN / WHERE: Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 9 am - 3 pm, BCHD Office, 1238 Commercial St, Warsaw MO

(Results take up to approx. 10 minutes) (No appointment necessary for these clinics)

May 13, 2020. Click here to read an important update regarding the Missouri Courts to go into effect May 16, 2020.

May 4, 2020. Click here to read a press release regarding Benton County and the federal "CARES Act".

April 29, 2020. Changes and public information regarding the June 2nd election can be seen here.

April 28, 2020. Starting Monday, May 4th, 2020 at 12:01 AM, Benton County will be following Phase 1 of the Show-Me Strong Recovery Plan. For more information regarding what this means for businesses, and the community, please read the info in this link.

April 3, 2020. Per the announcement below. Benton County is under a stay at home order. Please read the announcement carefully, here.

April 1, 2020. Click here to read a release from the Supreme Court of Missouri and the Circuit Court of Benton County.

March 23, 2020. Click here to read a release from the Supreme Court of Missouri and the Circuit Court of Benton County. This notice supersedes the notice released on March 17th.
    By order of the Benton County Commission, the courthouse is closed to public traffic due to the COVID-19 pandemic, effective Tuesday, March 24th, 2020. Proposed re-opening is scheduled for March 30, 2020; however, this proposal will be reassessed. If assistance is required from someone within the courthouse, contact may be made via the phone numbers posed at the respective office pages.

March 18, 2020. Benton County is rescheduling the April 7, 2020 election to June 2, 2020. This is on orders from Governor Parson. Please contact the Benton County Clerk’s office for any additional information.

March 17, 2020. CLICK HERE to read an important release from the Supreme Court of Missouri and the Circuit Court of Benton County.

March 16, 2020. This announcement is a collaboration between the following Benton County Agencies: School Officials, County Officials, City Officials, Health Department, and the Office of Emergency Management.

As a result of the Government of Missouri's State of Emergency Declaration, the school districts of Warsaw, Lincoln, and Cole Camp will suspend session effective immediately. The school notification systems will notify parents/guardians of a schedule to pick up educational packets/supplies prior to the close of business on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Per Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidance, in regard to cancellations of gatherings in excess of 50 persons, all school activities are canceled, unless otherwise notified. Updated information will be distributed as it becomes available through your school notification system. For updated information regarding the Coronavirus, please visit