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Online orders for free at-home COVID tests to begin January 19

(Missouri Independent) – The Biden administration on Friday launched a new website for Americans to request up to four free COVID-19 tests per household. The administration is buying 1 billion at-home rapid COVID-19 tests, and Americans will be able to begin ordering the tests online on Jan. 19 at COVIDtests.gov. This is part of the administration’s effort […]

University Of Missouri

University of Missouri President Choi won’t ask curators to reconsider vote against mask rule

(Missouri Independent) – The University of Missouri’s Columbia campus will begin the spring semester as planned Tuesday with no option for online classes, masking, or vaccination requirements, UM System President and campus Chancellor Mun Choi wrote to faculty leaders Friday. Choi’s response to concerns raised in a letter from the Executive Committee of the campus […]

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Due to increased demand, COVID-19 testing sites added in St. Louis and Kansas City area

Due to the increase in demand for COVID-19 testing, the Department of Health and Senior Services and partners are continuing to bring additional free community testing sites to St. Louis and Kansas City.  At this time, these are scheduled as drive-through testing events. Some sites require pre-registration and scheduling; others allow walk-ins. The schedule of […]

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Three area health departments report on new cases of COVID-19

The Grundy County Health Department reports 46 new COVID-19 cases since December 10th, raising the total to 1,950. Fifty cases are active. More than 100 COVID-19 cases have been added since December 1st. Seventy-seven percent of those cases were unvaccinated. The Grundy County Health Department notes studies have shown that vaccines are effective against severe […]

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Judge Daniel Green: Local health orders tied To COVID-19 are illegal

(AP) — A Missouri judge ruled that local health orders imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state are illegal and should be lifted. Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green ruled that orders such as quarantines and business closures violate the Missouri Constitution’s separation of powers clause affecting the executive, legislative and judicial […]

International Observe The Moon Night 2021

Daviess County Library to celebrate International Moon Event at Dockery Park

Members of the public are invited to join Daviess County Library for International Observe the Moon Night on Saturday, October 16 at 6:00 pm. The free event will be held at Dockery Park in Gallatin.  International Observe the Moon Night is a worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation, and understanding of our Moon and its […]

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Schools to continue mask rules despite legal challenge from Missouri Attorney General

(Missouri Independent) – The schools in Gov. Mike Parson’s hometown will continue to require students, teachers, and staff to wear masks indoors despite a lawsuit filed by the Missouri attorney general challenging public school mask mandates across the state. The Bolivar R-1 Board of Education in Polk County voted in a special meeting this month to […]

Coronavirus Update

Grundy County Health Department reports 28 new cases of COVID-19, Sullivan County two new cases

The Grundy County Health Department on Friday reported 28 new cases of COVID-19 since Wednesday’s update. There were 61 active cases in Grundy County as of Friday. There have been 1.499 cases of COVID-19 in Grundy County since testing began, with 43 deaths attributed to COVID-19. The Grundy County Health Department asks people to stay […]

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Community participation sought for Student Organization Fair

Area businesses, churches, and organizations are invited to participate in the annual North Central Missouri College Student Organization Fair on Monday, August 23. The Student Organization Fair is set to begin at 11 a.m. and will run until approximately 1:30 p.m.  The event is being organized by the NCMC housing staff. .  NCMC wants to […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council approves $4.00 increase in base electric meter charge

The Trenton City Council on Monday evening approved a $4.00 increase in the monthly cost for having an electric meter. The increased funds are designed to pay off a loan the city has due to additional energy costs incurred during the extreme cold spell in February. The council also voted to reduce by three dollars […]

St. Joseph School District Website

Audio: St. Joseph School District to require students to wear masks when they return to the classroom on August 23

Students in Pre-K-12, staff, and visitors will be required to wear masks indoors in the St. Joseph School District beginning August 23, 2021, the first day of school for the district, regardless of vaccination status. Masks will not be required outdoors.     Following presentations and discussion, the St. Joseph Board of Education voted 5 […]

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Fight over mask orders growing at rate to rival Missouri Delta variant cases

(Missouri Independent) – Politicians are fighting over masks. Public health officials are begging people to get vaccinated. And meanwhile, the Delta variant continues to spread almost unchecked in the state. St. Louis County Executive Sam Page and St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones defended their mask mandates during separate appearances Wednesday. Page held a press conference […]

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Audio: Missouri has new coronavirus guidance out to help K-12 schools reopen safely this fall

The state has new coronavirus guidance out to help Missouri’s K-12 schools reopen safely this fall.     The guidance aligns with the CDC recommending masks be worn indoors by anyone age 2 and older who is not fully vaccinated. The state says mask requirements should be made by local school boards, after consideration of […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial and Hedrick Medical Center revise visitor guidelines to Level 3

Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center have revised their visitor guidelines to allow Level 3 limited visitation, as of July 23. Wright Memorial and Hedrick were previously at a ‘Level 4’, which allowed patients only one visitor per day. Level 3 visitor guidelines allow two visitors per patient per day in inpatient areas and […]

Grundy County Health Department Website

Grundy County Health Department reports on COVID Delta Variant, breakthrough cases and spread of COVID by water

As of June 29th, 16 breakthrough cases of COVID-19 had been reported in Grundy County since vaccination began in the county. One of the 38 active cases on June 29th was a breakthrough case. Health Department Administrator Elizabeth Gibson says that is about typical for breakthrough cases.     Two thousand four hundred eighty-four Grundy […]

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COVID-19 surge in north Missouri creates worries for summer as vaccinations decline

(Missouri Independent) – In the last week of April, the Linn County Health Department signaled that the COVID-19 pandemic had cooled enough that it could discontinue weekly reports on new cases. With only three active cases on April 21, the urgency for frequent updates seemed to have passed. But the coronavirus came roaring back this […]