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Key health committee senators urge making COVID-19 antibodies test free for everyone

Senators Roy Blunt and Lamar Alexander, chairmen of the two Senate committees responsible for health policy and spending said, “Health professionals agree that Americans who have had the disease are almost certainly immune for a time and can go back to work and back to school without contracting the disease again or exposing others. Free […]

Reminder: Drive-thru testing site for COVID-19 in Chillicothe requires physician referral

Updated information has been reported on the temporary COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in Chillicothe set up jointly by Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton and Hedrick Medical Center of Chillicothe. Marketing and Public Relations Director Jordan Ferguson says patients must have referrals from providers in Grundy, Livingston, or Mercer counties to use the off-site testing at […]

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Health provider at Community Medical Associates Clinic of Brookfield tests positive for COVID-19

The Pershing Health System reports it has become aware of an employed provider at the Community Medical Associates Clinic of Brookfield who tested positive for COVID-19. The health system has worked with the Linn County Health Department regarding reporting and contact tracing of persons who may have been in contact with the provider. Patients who […]

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 […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital prepared for COVID-19 response should it be needed

Wright Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer Steve Schieber says hospital employees are working together as a team and are well prepared to deal with COVID-19. Protections are in place at the hospital at Trenton for patients, employees, and the community. He notes Wright Memorial has an adequate supply of personal protective equipment for its employees […]

Missouri Department of Corrections COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Hospitalized inmate at WRDCC in St. Joseph tests positive for COVID-19

The Missouri Department of Corrections has received notification that an offender has tested positive for COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus. This notification marks the first reported case of COVID-19 among MODOC offenders. There are no reported cases of COVID-19 among staff. The offender is currently being treated at a Kansas City area hospital, where he […]

United States Attorney Office Website

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 […]