The City of Joplin and other public health agencies are responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in many locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). 

 As recommended by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and MDHSS (Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services), the following are simple steps to help control the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth to help protect yourself and others.
  • Stay 6 feet apart from others who don’t live with you.
  • Get a COVID-19 vaccine when it is available to you.
  • Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available.
  • Get tested if you have been exposed to someone with a current COVID-19 infection or if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Stay home if you are sick with COVID-19 symptoms.

Notice Regarding Dashboard:

With the changes in COVID-19 testing methods from laboratory testing, which is reported, to now increasingly home testing, which is not reported, the COVID-19 dashboard method of surveillance and reporting has lost much of its original accuracy. This may lead viewers to draw inaccurate conclusions on the state of COVID-19 in the Joplin community.

The Joplin Health Department will no longer be providing tracking and data on our website after October 7th, 2022. Web inquiries on the Status of COVID-19 in the Joplin area should now be directed to the State of Missouri Department of Health state monitoring found here:

COVID-19 Vaccination Information 

Thank you for doing your part to help our community return to normal be getting vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19. The vaccine is widely available from many healthcare partners in the area, including the Joplin Health Department. Vaccination clinics at the Joplin Health Department are offered to the public on a regular and ongoing basis. We offer the Novavax and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to persons 6 months & up. Minors must have a parent or guardian present. Call 417-623-6122, option 4 for Medical or check our Facebook page for details on upcoming vaccination clinics.

Gracias por hacer su parte para ayudar a nuestra comunidad a volver a la normalidad al vacunarse contra el virus que causa el COVID-19. La vacuna está ampliamente disponible a través de muchos socios de atención médica en el área, incluido el Departamento de Salud de Joplin. Las clínicas de vacunación en el Departamento de Salud de Joplin se ofrecen al público de manera regular y continua. Ofrecemos las vacunas Novavax y Moderna COVID-19 a personas de 6 meses en adelante. Los menores de edad deben tener un padre o tutor presente. Llame al 417-623-6122, opción 4 para Médico o consulte nuestra página de Facebook para obtener detalles sobre las próximas clínicas de vacunación.

There are four ways to find a vaccine near you. Hay cuatro maneras de encontrar una vacuna cerca de usted.

1. Call the Joplin Health Department at 417-623-6122 or click here for a list of options in the Joplin area: Joplin COVID-19 Vaccination Sites. Llame al Departamento de Salud de Joplin al 417-623-6122 o haga clic aquí para obtener una lista de opciones en el área de Joplin: Sitios de vacunación de Joplin COVID-19.

2.  Go to for a list of vaccine providers in your area. Vaya a para obtener una lista de proveedores de vacunas en su área. Seleccione el botón "Español" en la esquina superior izquierda si es necesario.

3. Text your zip code to 438829 for a quick list of providers offering the vaccine, plus other related resources. Envíe un mensaje de texto con su código postal al 438829 para obtener una lista rápida de proveedores que ofrecen la vacuna, además de otros recursos relacionados.

4. Call 1-800-232-0233 to get help finding a vaccine. Llame al 1-800-232-0233 para obtener ayuda para encontrar una vacuna. El español es una de las opciones de idioma.

COVID-19 Testing Options

This is not an exclusive list of all the COVID-19 testing sites in the Joplin area. This list is subject to change. The City of Joplin does not endorse one testing site over another. The Joplin Health Department does not offer COVID-19 testing at their office. 

Esta no es una lista exclusiva de todos los sitios de prueba de COVID-19 en el área de Joplin. Esta lista está sujeta a cambios. La ciudad de Joplin no respalda un sitio de prueba sobre otro. El Departamento de Salud de Joplin no ofrece pruebas de COVID-19 en su oficina.

Updated 1-23-23

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