Vaccine Distribution or Covid-19 or Coronavirus

Health departments in Missouri fighting a lack of vaccine as new tiers open up on state COVID-19 plan

Wondering where to go to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Missouri? On Friday, the state launched an interactive map detailing where over 1,100 providers are located across the state. But not all locations identified on the map as providing the vaccine, actually have vaccines on hand to administer. And reports that the federal government has already exhausted its […]

Vaccine Distribution or Covid-19 or Coronavirus

Governor Parson announces activation of first Tier of Phase 1B of Missouri’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Governor Mike Parson has announced the activation of Phase 1B – Tier 1 of Missouri’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan. Federal partners have informed the state that they plan to significantly increase vaccine supply next week and that individuals 65 and older and those with the presence of two or more diseases or medical conditions should be […]

Vaccine Distribution or Covid-19 or Coronavirus

Livingston County Health Center receives first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine

Livingston County Health Center received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine to be administered to the Tier 1A Population in the county.    The CDC defines Tier 1A as “Paid and unpaid people serving in healthcare settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials and cannot work from […]

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Department of Health and Senior Services reports 2,744 cases of COVID-19 and 4 additional deaths statewide

On Sunday morning, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported an additional 2,744 cases of COVID-19 in the state and 4 more deaths compared to Saturday’s update. There have been more than 423,000 cases in Missouri since testing began and 5,948 deaths. There were 56 deaths in the seven day period ending Thursday. […]

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Statewide project testing wastewater for markers that cause COVID-19 underway

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and researchers at the University of Missouri – Columbia have been collaborating on a statewide project to test domestic wastewater for genetic markers of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Missouri’s Coronavirus Sewershed Surveillance Project is funded by a Centers for […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Nearly $127 million in fiscal year 2021 funds released to the state of Missouri

Governor Mike Parson announced the release of $126,921,606 in previously restricted Fiscal Year 2021 funds, including $117,460,583 in general revenue.  “Thanks to our Show Me Strong Recovery Plan, we continue to outpace our economic recovery forecast, which is why were are able to release these funds today,” Governor Parson said. “This is great news for […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

COVID-19 deaths in Missouri rise by 19 in 24-hour period since Saturday

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services on Sunday morning reported slightly over 2,300 additional cases of COVID-19 in the state compared to Saturday’s report. The increase is slightly higher than the daily average for the most recent seven day counting period ending Thursday which was nearly 2,300 cases. The total number of COVID-19 […]

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State COVID-19 Dashboard reports 382,094 cases of COVID-19 with 5,312 deaths in Missouri year to date

Sunday’s update on COVID-19 in Missouri shows the average number of cases has diminished to 2,036 for the week ending on Thursday. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services dashboard shows 382,094 cases year to date and 5,312 COVID-19 deaths in 2020 as of last Thursday, December 24. That’s 1,450 cases added since Saturday. […]

Medical Marijuana

Judge tosses lawsuit challenging Missouri medical marijuana license caps

(Missouri Independent) – A Cole County judge on Monday threw out a lawsuit alleging limitations on the number of medical marijuana licenses issued by the state were unconstitutional.  Cole County Circuit Judge Patricia Joyce ruled that the regulations at the heart of the lawsuit were “properly promulgated and are in compliance with Missouri’s laws and Constitution.” She […]

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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 […]