Coronavirus Concerns

One-half of slots filled for COVID-19 testing event on Saturday in Trenton

Materials will be available to provide active COVID-19 tests for 200 individuals at the free community event in Trenton Saturday, May 30, 2020, from 10 to 2 o’clock. The drive-thru will start at the First Christian Church at 17th Street and Princeton Road and end at the Emergency Services Complex with medical staff collecting specimens […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson extends phase 1 of “Show-Me-Strong Recovery Plan” through June 15, 2020

Governor Mike Parson announced that Phase 1 of the state’s “Show Me Strong Recovery” Plan has been extended from Sunday, May 31, 2020, through Monday, June 15, 2020.  “We are very pleased with how well Phase 1 has gone so far,” Governor Parson said. “Businesses, communities, and Missourians across the state have done a great job of […]

Missouri Department of Corrections COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update (DOC)

Missouri Department of Corrections to begin COVID-19 testing at all institutions

In what began Tuesday, May 26, all Missouri Department of Corrections adult institutions started participation in sentinel testing. Now that the testing capacity has increased, the state is positioned for widespread testing of confined populations, which gives us the information we need to stop the virus within each location and keep it from spreading to […]

Election 2020

Daviess County consolidates polling precincts for June 2, 2020 election

The Daviess County Clerk has announced the consolidation of polling precincts for the upcoming June 2nd election. The single location to vote in person, along with other changes, are due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Clerk and election authority Ronetta Burton reports balloting on June 2nd can only be done at the central polling location which […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Trooper delivers remdesivir

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services receives shipment of experimental drug remdesivir to treat COVID-19

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has received initial shipments of remdesivir, an experimental drug being used to treat hospitalized COVID-19 patients. Working closely with the Missouri Hospital Association, which has been querying hospitals daily in order to compile and analyze COVID-19-related hospital utilization data, DHSS officials were able to determine where critically […]

Healthcare

Putnam County Health Department releases guidelines on reopening

The Putnam County Health Department has released guidelines to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 to support Phase 1 of Governor Mike Parson’s Show Me Strong Recovery Plan effective Monday through May 31st. The guidelines say individuals should practice social distancing when out of their places of residence and take precautionary measures if a job […]