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Stay-At-Home Order: What you can and cannot do during the Missouri Governor’s directive

To further combat the spread of COVID-19 in Missouri, Governor Parson directed Dr. Randall Williams, Director of Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, to issue a Stay at Home Order which is effective April 6, 2020. This Order directs all Missourians to avoid leaving their residences unless necessary and to practice social distancing when […]

Schools Closed COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Additional school districts announce extension of closures due to COVID-19

Several more area school districts have announced the extension of their closures due to Coronavirus concerns. Cainsville R-1 now plans to be closed through April 30th and resume classes on May 1st. Learning opportunities will continue to be offered to students through packets. The Cainsville School District will start serving lunches for everyone younger than […]

Missouri National Guard Website

Missouri National Guard called on to identify alternate care sites in the state

The Missouri National Guard is working to identify alternate care sites around the state to assist in the fight against COVID-19. The Guard is working with state and federal partners, including the United States Army Corps of Engineers and Missouri Hospital Association, to conduct site surveys for the care facilities in six locations in the […]

Midwest Trotting Horse Show

Midwest Trotting Horse Sale near Seymour, Iowa takes place despite social distancing guidelines

Several hundred people attended the Midwest Trotting Horse Sale near Seymour, Iowa on Thursday despite social distancing guidelines. The show was to be held on March 18th but was postponed due to state guidelines prohibiting gatherings of 10 or more people. The Wayne County Health Department set up checkpoints to pre-screen attendees before going on […]

Stay at Home Order

“Stay at Home” order issued for Linn County to slow spread of COVID-19

The Linn County Commission and Linn County Health Department Administrator have issued a Stay at Home Order for the county. The order’s intent is to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the county while enabling essential services to continue. The Stay at Home Order supersedes and replaces prior orders for Linn County for COVID-19. It […]

Coronavirus Concerns

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing site established in Chillicothe

Beginning April 1, Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center have jointly set-up a temporary COVID-19 drive-thru testing site, located at the former Washington Street Food and Drink location in Chillicothe at 1100 Washington Street. The off-site drive-thru testing is only available to patients who have a referral from a physician.  The drive-thru location will […]

North Central Missouri Mental Health Center

North Central Missouri Mental Health Center offices to remain closed until May 1, 2020

North Central Missouri Mental Health Center offices will remain closed to consumers and the public through May 1st to protect consumers and staff. The offices were originally planned to be closed through Friday. Consumer activities will continue to be conducted by telehealth or telephone services. Requests for medication refills will be addressed and completed as […]

Schools Closed COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Trenton, North Mercer, Princeton and others extend closure dates due to COVID-19

Trenton R-9 School District on Monday announced it will remain closed until Monday, April 27th. In a letter posted to the Trenton R-9 website, Superintendent Mike Stegman says he’s concerned this will not be the last extension but one that is based on current information involving Coronavirus concerns. School officials plan to continue to review […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Minnesota man arrested in Daviess County

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a man from Minnesota in Daviess County Friday night on several allegations. Sixty-three-year-old Terry Kirven of Minneapolis was accused of felony driving while intoxicated, exceeding the posted speed limit, failure to drive within the right lane, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was transported to […]