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Linn County Health Department transitions to 10-day quarantine period for asymptomatic close contacts

The Linn County Health Department has transitioned to a 10-day quarantine period for asymptomatic close contacts to COVID-19 positive cases. The 10-day quarantine applies only to individuals under quarantine who have not developed any symptoms at any time during the quarantine period. The health department expects individuals to quarantine for a full 10 days from […]

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Department of Health and Senior Services says COVID-19 testing continues to be important factor in reducing spread

The State of Missouri is now partnering with the Missouri Primary Care Association and MAKO Medical to continue hosting free COVID-19 testing events throughout the state.  Missourians can register for events currently scheduled at health.mo.gov/communitytest and continue to check back for future opportunities to be tested at a nearby event. Missouri residency is the only requirement; individuals […]

Missouri Conservation Commission approves Missouri Department of Conservation bear hunting framework

The Missouri Conservation Commission recently gave final approval to the Missouri Department of Conservation for the state’s first black bear hunting season framework. The Commission finalized the hunting season framework and related regulations at its December 11 open meeting in Jefferson City. The approved framework limits any future bear hunting to areas of southern Missouri […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 Board of Education approves summer school 2021; COVID-19 procedures and protocols discussed

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved a scholarship recipient and grant requests during a meeting on Google Meet the evening of December 8th. Carly Spencer was named as the John T. Belcher Scholarship recipient. Four essays were submitted for the $250 scholarship. She will go on to compete at a regional level for a […]

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Grundy County Commission to consider mask order after meeting with numerous health professionals

Representatives from Wright Memorial Hospital, the Grundy County Health Department, and Grundy County Ambulance discussed a possible mask order with the Grundy County Commission the morning of December 8th. Wright Memorial Chief Nursing Officer Catherine Hamilton said she does not think communities understand the stresses on hospital staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. She explained there […]

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Audio: The latest on Missouri’s upcoming distribution of COVID-19 vaccine

If the Food and Drug Administration approves Pfizer’s request for emergency use of the company’s COVID-19 drug, Missouri could get the first shipment of the vaccine later this month. The first batch is expected to include 51,000 doses, followed by 64,000 the next week. The first phase of the state’s immunization plans will allow healthcare […]

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Audio: Congress returns to Capitol Hill today, with a to-do list that impacts Missourians

Congress has 10 days before their next break and lots they COULD do.     The House and Senate must tackle government funding before Dec. 12 to avoid a third government shutdown. Missouri healthcare groups, small businesses, and unemployed workers would like to see another COVID-19 relief bill, the question now is the price tag. […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation reminds hunters of baiting regulations during deer and turkey seasons

The Missouri Department of Conservation reminds hunters to be aware of baiting regulations during the fall deer and turkey hunting seasons. The use of bait, including grain or other feed, placed or scattered to attract deer or turkey, while hunting is illegal. The regulations are in place to help limit the spread of chronic wasting […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation sets proposed bear-hunting framework for future seasons

The Missouri Conservation Commission recently approved a proposed hunting framework by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for a potential future black bear season in Missouri. The Commission approved the framework at its Sept. 4 open meeting in Jefferson City and is asking for final public input Oct. 16 through Nov. 14. If the season […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 School District releases guidance on students going home and returning to school regarding COVID-19

The Trenton R-9 School District released guidance Thursday, September 3rd on when students should go home and return to school regarding COVID-19. The information says students should go home if they have two of the following symptoms: a fever of at least 100.4; congestion or a runny nose; nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea; a sore throat; […]