Health Department provides update on positive COVID-19 cases in Phelps County

Lori Amos
The Rolla Daily News

The Phelps Maries County Health Department reported on Monday a total of 357 people in Phelps County have tested positive for COVID-19 since late March, with 240 of the COVID-19 cases confirmed in Rolla. 

The department said its monitoring 81 active cases in Phelps County, which takes into account residents who have an active COVID-19 infection detected by a polymerase chain reaction test or antigen test.

The health department said a total of 310 people previously quarantined in Phelps County have now been released from isolation. As of 5 p.m. Monday, the department said two people have died from COVID-19 and there is no one currently hospitalized.

Meanwhile, Rolla Public Library on Monday extended its building closure through Sept. 21. Due to the cumulative number of new cases, the library said it will offer curbside service, phone service and scheduled computer appointments during regular library hours, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Rolla Public Library is located at 900 N. Pine St. For assistance or to book a computer appointment, call the library at 573-364-2604 or email