Disaster Declaration

President Trump approves Governor Parson’s request for major disaster declaration due to May severe storms

President Donald Trump has approved Governor Mike Parson’s request for a federal major disaster declaration for Missouri as a result of severe storms that swept across the state on May 3 and 4, 2020. The disaster declaration means federal Public Assistance will be available to 19 Missouri counties, which allows local governments and nonprofit agencies […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Sullivan County reports two additional cases of COVID-19

Sullivan County Health Department has confirmed two additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Sullivan County. Currently, Sullivan County sits at a total of one hundred and twelve cases with eight cases remaining active. The positive cases have been determined to be community-related.  To maintain confidentiality, no other information will be provided about the individuals.  The […]

Coronavirus Concerns

Livingston County Health Center announces Curbside COVID-19 testing

Livingston County Health Center would like to announce two free Curbside Community COVID-19 Testing Opportunities in July for county residents at their 800 Adam Drive location.    Testing will be conducted curbside by health center staff, while clients remain in their vehicles.  A specimen will be taken from the lower nostril area, which is less […]

Chautauqua In The Park

Chillicothe officials cancel Chautauqua in the Park

The Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce and Chillicothe Area Arts Council has decided to cancel this year’s Chautauqua in the Park that was to be held September 12th and 13th. The chamber and arts council made the decision after they considered Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations, public health authorities, and general public health […]

Missouri State Fair 2020

Rabbit show at 2020 Missouri State Fair canceled due to Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease

At the direction of the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) State Veterinarian’s office, the Missouri State Fair will not host rabbit shows at the State Fair this August due to Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Serotype 2 (RHDV2). Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Serotype 2 (RHDV2) is a highly contagious and potentially fatal disease that affects both […]

Sullivan County reports 3 new cases of COVID-19 bringing total to 106, with 32 remaining active

The Sullivan County Health Department in Milan on Saturday confirmed three additional cases of COVID-19. That brings the total to 106 cases in Sullivan County since testing began with thirty-two (32) cases remaining active. The latest cases have been determined to be community-related and the health department is investigating to determine close contacts. Those contacts […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education approves propane bid, receives update on COVID-19 measures

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education has approved MFA as the district’s propane provider for the 2020-2021 school year. Diesel bids were discussed. There was also discussion on the impact of the state budget shortfall. More information will be provided at the budget workshop June 25th. An update was given on COVID-19 and measures for […]

Elderly person in Wheelchair

Health authorities issue guidance for visitations transitions at Missouri long-term care facilities

As the State of Missouri reopens on June 16, long-term care facilities are an important piece of this process for many Missourians. When COVID-19 first knowingly entered the United States in January, long-term care facilities quickly became one of the more vulnerable environments disease spread. In late March, health officials began seeing Missouri long-term care […]