The owners of a farm just north of Weston on Highway 45 have petitioned Weston to annex into the city limits. The 178 acre property has recently been known as the Bernadette Youngblood property. Ron Marsch and Matthew Matsch plan to start an Agri-Tourism business on the property, which stretches from the present city limits to and across North Bluff Road.
In a recent filing with Platte County, since dropped in favor of annexing into Weston, the property would include a small farm produce restaurant, nature wellness spa and education center, 12 overnight cabins and two parking lot; and orchard and vineyard, a U-cut flower garden and Arts and Crafts Barn.
On January 11, 2021, at approximately 7:06 p.m. the Platte County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a vehicle crash on 45 Highway near Farley Hampton Road. The crash occurred as a 2021 Ford F750 truck was traveling southbound on 45 Highway when it crossed into the northbound lane and collided with a 2005 Acura sedan.
The driver of the Acura, a 29-year-old male from Leavenworth, Kansas, died at the scene. The two passengers in the Acura, a 35-year-old female and a 9-year-old male, were taken to an area hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Ford was also taken to an area hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
The cause of the crash is currently under investigation. The name of the deceased party is not being released at this time to allow for familial notifications. The crash is being investigated by the Platte County Sheriff’s Office Crash Team.
Quarantine Guidance Update
One vaccine is now being distributed and a second is nearing approval, but it’s important to continue washing hands, watching your distance and wearing masks.
On December 8, 2020, in response to CDC’s amended options for quarantine for those who have been exposed to COVID-19, the Platte County Health Department revised its guidance. The revised guidance provides a shorter quarantine option of ten days, while continuing to recommend a quarantine period of 14 days. CDC continues to state that their recommendation is a quarantine period of 14 days. However, after review of the ongoing high community prevalence of COVID-19 in Platte County and the fact that there is not sufficient testing capacity available, we support the following quarantine guidelines as outlined by the CDC:
• The preferred length of quarantine remains 14 days after exposure.
• Based on the December 2, 2020 CDC update, as a close contact, you may end your quarantine after 10 days IF you have NO SYMPTOMS.
•You must continue to wear your mask and monitor for symptoms daily for the full 14-day time period following your exposure.
• If at any time during that 14-day timeframe you develop symptoms of COVID-19, please isolate and get tested as soon as possible.
• Masking and symptom monitoring for full 14 days are required even if you are able to end the quarantine early based on this new option.
• If you are unable to wear a mask (in general or for a particular activity), you would need to complete the 14-day quarantine or avoid any activities for which you cannot wear a mask until the end of your 14 day quarantine.
The Platte County Health Department does not support a test out option for release from quarantine in 7 days at this time, due to the high community prevalence and the additional strain on community testing.
The Platte County Health Department urges those who have been exposed to COVID-19 to stay home, and follow this guidance for testing:
• If you are without symptoms you should wait for at least 7 days to be tested.
• If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms get tested as soon as possible.
At this time, Platte County
Health Dept. has been approved to
distribute the Moderna vaccine. The
department is awaiting instructions
to place the first order. They will
update the website, the media, and
our social media pages as soon as
they know more.
Platte County Health Department
is looking for volunteers for
COVID-19 vaccine clinics.
The department is seeking both
medical and non-medical persons
who are willing to work “in the
elements” outside to assist with
mass vaccine events. Volunteers will
need to either get the COVID-19
vaccination, if they have not yet, OR
sign a declination.
After completion of a survey,
your information will be put on a
contact list and PCHD will reach
out when it’s ready for volunteers.
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