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 […]

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“Stay At Home” order issued for Clinton County residents

A public health emergency “Stay at Home” Order has been enacted in Clinton County to reduce the possibility of exposure to and spread of COVID-19. It is to remain in place until the emergency is determined to have been abated. The order states Clinton County citizens should remain in their respective residences, avoid contact with […]

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Saint Luke’s Health System accepting donations of protective equipment

Saint Luke’s Health System is accepting donations of personal protective equipment to help health care professionals stay safe and healthy as they provide care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Personal protective equipment is “highly specialized gear that minimizes the exposure of hazards that can cause workplace injuries or illnesses.” Saint Luke’s Health System includes Wright Memorial […]

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Attorney General issues cease and desist letter to Missouri man price gouging on N95 masks

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt issued a cease and desist letter to a Springfield area man who was confirmed, after investigation, to be selling N95 masks at inflated prices in the Springfield area. Attorney General Schmitt’s office opened an investigation in response to a report of possible price gouging by a report from TV station […]

Coronavirus Hotline

Department of Health and Senior Services clarifies communication issues with COVID-19 hotline

The Department of Health and Senior Services has advised medical providers in Missouri that calls to the 24/7 COVID-19 hotline, it’s noticed three points of miscommunication and hopes to calm citizens by correcting the information. A patient will not be able to get their coronavirus test results through the hotline, even if the test was […]

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U.S. Attorney urges the public to report suspected COVID-19 fraud

U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison urges the public to report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19 (the coronavirus) by calling the National Center for Disaster Fraud hotline (1-866-720-5721) or writing to the NCDF email address at disaster@leo.gov. The Department of Justice is committed to preventing, pursuing, prosecuting, and punishing individuals and businesses that take advantage of […]

Coronavirus Update

Grundy County Health Department: No known cases of COVID-19 in Grundy County

In an update on responding to the coronavirus concerns, the Grundy County Health Department says testing is not done by their office. KTTN news inquired with Health Center Administrator Elizabeth Gibson who tells us the health care providers are doing the testing. That means the testing can be done at Wright Memorial Hospital, the Physician’s […]

Governor Mike Parson

Governor Mike Parson addresses the many concerns of Missouri citizens impacted by COVID-19

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, Governor Mike Parson and his administration are taking daily steps to respond accordingly and protect the health and well-being of Missourians. “My administration and I are committed to providing quality healthcare to those most dependent on state assistance and ensuring access to those in need of medical services or medications,” […]

Child Care

Missouri officials take regulatory action to address child care needs amid COVID-19 outbreak

The Departments of Health and Senior Services and Social Services have taken regulatory action to assist child care providers and families during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.  “We recognize that child care is an essential component of fighting COVID-19,” said Dr. Randall Williams, director of DHSS. “Health care and other emergency medical personnel must have appropriate […]