Grundy County Health Department Website

Grundy County Health Department reports county now at “Category 2: Critical Risk”

The Grundy County Health Department reports the county’s positivity rate for the past seven days is 23.8. New cases per 100,000 are 335. That puts Grundy County in Category 2: Critical Risk according to Governor Mike Parson’s community guidelines. The guidelines recommend business occupancy limits reflect social distancing, and social group sizes are 25 or […]

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“Missouri is fully prepared to start vaccinating people in December,” DHSS promises, including transporting long-term care patients

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director told Missouri legislators that the state is “fully prepared to start vaccinating people in December” if the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Randal Williams updated the House Special Committee on Disease Control and Prevention on how a vaccine would […]

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Month of October was cooler and drier than normal; November outlook favors above-normal temps, below normal precipitation

October was cooler and significantly drier than normal in Trenton. The .46 of an inch of rain and melted snow was 2.77 below normal for the month. Looking at the situation with a different perspective, the October total of .46 inches represented just 14 percent of the normal amount of 3.23 inches. It was the […]

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Grundy County Health Department reports 48 active COVID-19 cases as of Monday, October 19, 2020

Grundy County Health Department on Monday morning reported there are 48 active cases of the COVID-19. That’s out of a total number of 315 cases since testing began earlier this year with 232 tests confirmed as positive and 83 listed as probable. The health department reports there have been 13 deaths in Grundy County attributed […]

Missouri Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline calls reach pre-pandemic rate

After schools closed in the spring to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Missouri Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline calls quickly fell by about 50%. The dramatic shift was identified nationwide – not just in Missouri. Mandated reporters, at schools, daycares, and churches, were not seeing kids in person like they normally do because many […]

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Decline in overnight call volume prompts Missouri to adjust hours on COVID-19 hotline

State health officials say Missouri’s COVID-19 hotline will reduce its hours, starting in October. The hotline has seen a decline in overnight call volume. The state Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) established a statewide public hotline on March 11, four days after Missouri’s first case was confirmed. More than 112,000 calls have come […]