Vice President Mike Pence

Vice President Pence calls Missouri’s governor, to offer additional resources for pandemic

Missouri’s governor says the Show-Me State is one of the states the White House is concerned about, with increasing COVID-19 cases. During a Wednesday media briefing in Jefferson City, Governor Mike Parson (R) told Capitol reporters that Vice President Mike Pence called him on Sunday, to offer additional assistance and resources to battle the pandemic. […]

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Audio: Grundy County Health Department administrator on wearing masks

Elizabeth Gibson with the Grundy County Health Department encourages the public to wear face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19. She says face coverings are important when individuals are in close contact with others, and social distancing may be difficult.     A mask keeps someone’s respiratory droplets inside the material and from spreading […]

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Hy-Vee to offer flu vaccine beginning August 17th

Hy-Vee announces that the flu vaccine will be available at pharmacy locations throughout its eight-state region without an appointment or prescription, and will also be offered via a drive-up option at Hy-Vee pharmacy locations between August 17th and October 31, 2020. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people 6 months and older get […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Audio: Trenton R-9 School Superintendent Mike Stegman on plans for starting school in August of 2020

The Trenton R-9 School District today is releasing proposed practices if in-person classes are held when school resumes late next month. In a letter to patrons, R-9 Superintendent Mike Stegman reported information was obtained from many sources. Among them: a parents and staff survey; the Grundy county health department; the CDC guidelines; Missouri elementary and […]

College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Agricultural research centers moving forward with mostly virtual field days

Following discussions with local health departments and advisory boards, all educational field days offered by the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Agricultural Research Centers, except one, will be hosted virtually this year. The Graves-Chapple Research Center, located near Rock Port, Mo., is the only Research Center that will host […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Livingston County Health Center confirms another case of COVID-19; Total case count now 26

Livingston County Health Center has received notification of additional positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual was symptomatic and will be isolating for 14 days. Close contacts are being notified of their exposure. The additional case brings Livingston’s total case count to 26 positives, which include 15 active cases and 11 released from isolation. […]

Carroll County Memorial Hospital

Carroll County Memorial Hospital modifies visitor policy for inpatients

Carroll County Memorial Hospital announced effective Monday, July 6, one visitor, who meets the qualifications below, will be allowed to see patients in our inpatient care unit. Under this modification, the Inpatient Care visitor policy is as follows: One visitor at a time Adult visitors only (18 and older) Visiting Hours are 4-7 p.m. Must […]

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Additional cases of COVID-19 announced in area counties

Additional COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Green Hills area counties. The Livingston County Health Center reports it has received notification of three additional positive cases. The additional cases bring Livingston County’s total to 15. Five of the cases are recovered. The new cases were symptomatic and will isolate at home for two weeks. Close […]

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Audio: Every available Missouri state trooper to be on the road and water this Memorial Day weekend

You’ll notice extra Missouri state troopers on the road throughout the long Memorial Day weekend. Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain John Hotz describes the holiday weekend as the unofficial start of the summer season. “We know that a lot of people are ready to get out and enjoy the outdoors and travel is part of […]

Sullivan County now reporting 10 cases of COVID-19; nine active and one person recovered

Sullivan County Health Department this morning (Thursday) has confirmed nine positive cases of COVID-19 in Sullivan County and has determined one case as recovered as per CDC guidelines. These confirmed positives were identified through a mass testing process. Currently, Sullivan County sits at ten total cases with nine cases remaining active. The positive cases have […]