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Key health committee senators urge making COVID-19 antibodies test free for everyone

Senators Roy Blunt and Lamar Alexander, chairmen of the two Senate committees responsible for health policy and spending said, “Health professionals agree that Americans who have had the disease are almost certainly immune for a time and can go back to work and back to school without contracting the disease again or exposing others. Free […]

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Blunt announces $27.7 million in Coronavirus Response Grants for 29 Missouri community health centers

Senator Roy Blunt, the co-chair of the Senate Community Health Center Caucus, announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded more than $27 million in coronavirus response grant funding to 29 Missouri community health centers (CHCs). The funding will help CHCs meet staffing needs, and prevent, diagnose, and treat coronavirus patients. […]

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Missouri prison system reports first COVID-19 related death

St. Joseph city officials in northwest Missouri report the first death in Buchanan County from complications brought on by COVID-19; the former St. Joseph state prisoner transferred to Kansas City. The Missouri Department of Corrections made the announcement. City officials say the prisoner was transferred to St. Joseph for an unrelated illness that required isolation, […]

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Municipal Division of Grundy County Circuit Court continues cases due for appearance in April

Cases scheduled for the Municipal Division of Grundy County Circuit Court have been continued for April due to the Supreme Court suspending unnecessary in-person court. Individuals scheduled to appear in Municipal Court April 7th or 21st at 9 o’clock in the morning have had their cases continued to May 5th at 9 o’clock. Cases scheduled […]

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Second COVID-19 death recorded in Missouri

An assisted living woman in her 80s is Springfield’s first coronavirus related death. During a press conference today, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department in southwest Missouri announced the casualty – Missouri’s second COVID-19 related death today. The patient lived in Morningside of Springfield East. Three other patients have tested positive from the same assisted living […]

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Mercer County Courthouse staff taking precautions against COVID-19

In an effort to avoid spreading the coronavirus, or COVID-19, the employees of the Mercer County Courthouse are taking precautions to limit in-person contact. Individuals may call any of the courthouse offices to inquire if business can be by telephone. Courthouse staff asks that if individuals are feeling sick or experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms, […]

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License office in Trenton asking customers to follow temporary restrictions to enter building

The Trenton License Office asks that only one person enter the office per transaction and not to bring children or friends during the COVID-19 outbreak. People are asked to bring their own pen to sign papers and to not enter the Trenton License Office if they have been exposed to anyone diagnosed with COVID-19, been […]

Carroll County Memorial Hospital

Carroll County Memorial Hospital announces protocols to protect patients, visitors and staff against COVID-19

Carroll County Memorial Hospital has announced measures being adopted to protect the health of patients, visitors and staff in our facility and the community against the coronavirus, COVID-19. “CCMH is dedicated to the health and well-being of all we serve including patients, visitors, and staff members who provide care to all of the people who […]

Missouri Department of Corrections

Missouri Department of Corrections suspends visitation at all facilities in the state

The Missouri Department of Corrections today sent out this information indicating that visiting has been suspended at all correctional centers in the state of Missouri. Dear Family and Friends: Health officials are working hard to contain the spread of the COVID-19 (commonly known as “coronavirus”) in the United States. While no cases have been diagnosed […]

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University of Missouri cancels some “in-person” classes

The University of Missouri will cancel some in-person classes amid the growing outbreak of novel coronavirus. In-person classes were canceled as of 5 o’clock Wednesday, extending through Sunday. Faculty were asked to plan to teach remotely next week, (March 16 to 20). Existing online classes will continue as scheduled. Spring break for M-U happens the […]

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Missouri health officials meet at White House to prepare for possible spread of coronavirus

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is engaging with federal governmental leadership, national thought leaders and local public health agencies to maximize Missouri’s preparedness for the possible spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus should a future case be diagnosed in Missouri. “In joining my fellow state health officers from around the nation this week at the […]

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Audio: Maysville couple charged with locking 9-year-old child in cage

DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Clark reports the arrest of two Maysville women Tuesday who were later charged with the felonies of abuse or neglect of a child and endangering the welfare of the child. Deputies and Children’s Division investigators took a child diagnosed with autism into protective custody with the Department of Social Services for […]