Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Website

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 […]

Wild Turkey

Firearms turkey hunting expected to be similar to recent seasons

With fall firearms turkey season running Oct. 1 – 31 and archery turkey season underway, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) advises turkey hunters it could be another challenging season. According to MDC, turkey production in Missouri steadily increased during the 1990s before declining during the 2000s. While production began to increase throughout much of […]

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Missouri counties mailing new ballots after Amendment 3 language goof

Nearly 2,000 Buchanan County voters in northwest Missouri will be sent new ballots after receiving absentee ballots with language thrown out by the courts. Some voters in southwest Missouri’s Vernon County were reportedly also given ballots with the wrong language. Buchanan County Clerk Mary Baack-Garvey says the county received ballots with the original language for […]

Missouri National Guard

Governor activates Missouri National Guard in response to civil unrest

Gov. Mike Parson signed today an executive order activating the Missouri National Guard as a “precautionary measure” in response to demonstrations continuing across the country. Members will aid in the state’s effort to protect people and property from being harmed. On Wednesday, a Kentucky grand jury chose not to charge police officers in the death […]

Coronavirus Update

Daviess, Livingston and Harrison counties see additional cases of COVID-19

The Daviess County Health Department reports a total of 113 COVID-19 cases. That is an increase of 12 since Thursday, September 17th. Ninety-one cases are active, and 21 have recovered. There has been one COVID-19-related death reported for Daviess County. The Livingston County Health Center announces it received six notifications of positive COVID-19 Thursday, September […]

Coronavirus

Free COVID-19 testing clinic to be held in Kirksville

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and Missouri National Guard are coordinating a free COVID-19 testing drive-through clinic for state residents at the Northeast Missouri Fairgrounds of Kirksville. Participants are asked to enter the fairgrounds from the Patterson Street entrance. Those being tested should wear masks to protect staff administering the tests. Individuals […]