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Texas Department of State Health and CDC confirm Monkeypox in U.S. traveler

The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed on July 15 a case of human monkeypox in a U.S. resident who recently traveled from Nigeria to the United States. The person is currently hospitalized in Dallas. CDC is working with the airline and state and local health officials to contact airline passengers and others who […]

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“Surge response team” arrives in Missouri amid COVID-19 spike caused by Delta variant

(Missouri Independent) – As federal officials land in Missouri at the request of the state to assist with combatting a wave of new COVID cases spurred by the Delta variant, Gov. Mike Parson publicly rebuffed outreach strategies President Joe Biden touted. On Tuesday, a member of the newly-created federal surge response team arrived in the […]

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Audio: Missouri House Committee to hear key firefighter/first responder legislation on Tuesday

Legislation aimed at protecting Missouri firefighters and first responders will be heard today (Tuesday) by a Missouri House committee in Jefferson City. Missourinet’s Brian Hauswirth has this report:     Independence Democratic State Representative Robert Sauls will testify today before the House Public Safety Committee about his bill, which would allow Missouri firefighters and first […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation encourages public to leave wildlife wild this spring

As you head outdoors this season to enjoy the sunshine and warmer weather, you may encounter a variety of newborn animals. Young wildlife can pull on our heartstrings as they appear to be abandoned, but that’s usually not the case. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds the public that interfering with wildlife can do […]

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COVID-19 vaccinator eligibility expands to additional medical professionals and students

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently amended the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act Declaration to allow more qualified professionals to serve as COVID-19 vaccinators.  This action surpasses current Missouri standing orders for vaccine administration and authorized additional categories of qualified professionals to prescribe, dispense, and administer COVID-19 vaccines anywhere in […]

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Governor Parson announces site locations for week two of COVID-19 mass vaccinations

Governor Parson Announces Site Locations for Week Two of COVID-19 Mass Vaccinations (JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Today, Governor Mike Parson announced site locations for week two of the COVID-19 mass vaccination events in partnership with the Missouri National Guard, Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), and local health care systems. “We are very pleased […]

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Governor Parson signs Executive Order 20-19 extending state of emergency in Missouri

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in Missouri and across the Midwest, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 20-19 extending the state of emergency in Missouri through March 31, 2021.  This will allow continued flexibility in deploying critical resources around the state as well as the continued utilization of the Missouri National Guard […]

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Grundy County Commission approves additional CARES Act funding

The Grundy County Commission approved CARES Act funding the morning of Tuesday, September 15th. The Community Food Pantry of Grundy County was pre-approved for $35,000 for a walk-in cooler. The food pantry is an entity under the Grundy County Senior Tax Board. Distributions totaled $1,091.70 for the Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled for […]

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Audio: Grundy County Health Department administrator on wearing masks

Elizabeth Gibson with the Grundy County Health Department encourages the public to wear face coverings to prevent the spread of COVID-19. She says face coverings are important when individuals are in close contact with others, and social distancing may be difficult.     A mask keeps someone’s respiratory droplets inside the material and from spreading […]

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Livingston County Health center reports COVID-19 positive individuals attend graduation and prom events.

Livingston County Health Center has received notification of two confirmed COVID-19 positive individuals who attended the Chillicothe R-II Graduation that took place on Friday, July 24th, or Prom on Saturday, July 25th. The Health Center has contacted individuals who were in close contact with the two positive cases. If you attended either Prom or Graduation, […]

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Patrol announces written and skills test for all license classes to return to normal dates and times

Highway Patrol Troop B Commanding Officer Captain James Wilt announces that written and skills testing for all classes of licenses will return to their normal dates and times in each of the troop’s 16 counties, effective Monday, July 20th. Testing locations, dates, and times can be found on the Patrol’s website under the Patrol Station […]