On Wednesday, during a press conference at the State Capitol, Gov. Mike Parson announced the launch of a statewide COVID-19 vaccination incentive program, MO VIP, to encourage vaccination among all Missourians age 12 and up.
The Lincoln County Health Department announced on Tuesday that the county's local COVID-19 positivity rate has dropped below 10% for 14 straight days.
The Northeast Missouri Area Agency has contracted with RSVP (660-665-8314) and Monroe City Senior Center (573-735-2131), to assist seniors with online vaccination registration, coordinate round trip transportation to and from their vaccination appointments, and conduct reminder calls for sen…
The Northeast Missouri Area Agency has contracted with RSVP (660) 665-8314. and the Monroe City Senior Center (573) 735-2131, to assist seniors with online vaccination registration, coordinate round trip transportation to and from their vaccination appointments and conduct reminder calls for…
During Thursday's press briefing at the State Capitol, Gov. Mike Parson announced that Phase 1B - Tier 3 of the state’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan will be activated on March 15.
On Monday, the state released additional guidance for Missouri vaccinators regarding the residency status of those seeking a COVID-19 vaccine.
On Sunday, Gov. Mike Parson identified site locations for week four of the COVID-19 mass vaccination events in partnership with the Missouri National Guard, Department of Health and Senior Services, State Emergency Management Agency and local health care systems.
Retired healthcare providers are now added to the list of those authorized to administer the two currently approved COVID-19 vaccines.
The Lincoln County Health Department held a mass vaccination event at Lincoln County Fairgrounds on Jan. 29.
On Thursday, U.S. Sens. Roy Blunt (R-Missouri), Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies, and Tim Scott (R-South Carolina), introduced a budget amendment that would withhold additional supplemental funding fr…
On Tuesday, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, and Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, along with along w…
The Lincoln County Health Department will have approximately 2,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to make available to individuals in Phases 1A, Phase 1B-Tier 1, and Phase 1B-Tier 2.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is activating Phase 1B -Tier Two of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan on Monday, making high-risk individuals eligible for the vaccine.
Missouri expected to get double the COVID vaccine doses in the next two weeks. That no longer appears to be the case. Chief Operating Officer of Operation Warp Speed, General Perna, now says the state will have a “slight increase.”
(Updated at 2:52 p.m. Saturday with quotes from LCHD Administrator Brett Siefert)
UPDATED STORY (Dec. 10, 2020, 2:27 p.m.) On Dec. 9, the Lincoln County Health Department Board of Trustees approved new mitigation measures in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.Called “COVID Stops With Me,” the measures include a mask requirement. Anyone 10 years of age or older in …
Winfield R-IV School District has reported new case of the novel coronavirus.
The Elsberry Schools Board of Education meeting was the place to be last Tuesday evening as the elected board members, voted unanimously, 7-0, to send students in grades 7-12 back to in-person learning.
For the first time in over seven months, Winfield students will be physically able to attend classes.
Winfield High School students Taylor Gentemann, left, and Chloe Kaimann share their opinions on the district's unanimous vote to return to in-person schooling after school board town hall meeting at the Winfield Junior High gymnasium Thursday night. Gentemann and Kaimann are seniors who have…
Det. Chris Volend of the Troy Police Department talks about Ryan Williams, the Mercy-Lincoln Hospital employee who was arrested on sexual abuse charges earlier this week.
Today, Gov. Mike Parson announced that Missouri has submitted its plan for administering the impending COVID-19 vaccine to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is partnering once again with the Missouri National Guard, the Lincoln County Health Department and local health care providers to offer a community COVID-19 testing event at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in Troy on Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. …
Last week, Gov. Mike Parson announced $5 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to be divided among Missouri’s six regional food banks to help citizens who continue to rely on food assistance.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is disputing an article published by NPR regarding the annual fall festival being hosted by Gov. Mike Parson and his wife after contracting coronavirus.
After over six months of being shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Winfield’s schools might be reopening.
Gov. Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson have tested positive for COVID-19.Out of an abundance of caution, the First Lady was tested this morning after displaying minor symptoms. The governor was then tested as well and received a positive result. All official and campaign events have b…
This was the first week back to school for many students in the Third District. Since our state’s schools closed in April parents, students, and teachers have all stepped up to adapt to distance learning and ensure our kids don’t fall behind. While learning from home was an acceptable altern…
It only takes a couple minutes of watching TV or listening to the radio to be reminded of the many challenges COVID-19 presents. Depending on where in Missouri you live, we’ve had to make major changes in our day to day lives. What we don’t hear enough about are the various ways people are r…
With many schools reopening across the country, districts are deciding not to run their heating, ventilation and air conditioning, or HVAC, systems out of fear of spreading the novel coronavirus, instead choosing to run large fans throughout their schools.
With many colleges and universities incorporating online learning into their curriculum as COVID-19 concerns continue to grow, those who do not have access to affordable, high-speed internet and want to further their education are often left behind. To help address this issue and increase ac…
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Quincy University has postponed its Spring 2020 Commencement ceremony to Saturday, Sept. 5. The ceremony will be held outside at QU Stadium (weather depending), and split into three separate ceremonies to meet CDC and Health Department guidelines and social dist…
The Lincoln County Commission is taking applications for the second round of CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act reimbursement funding.
On Aug. 5, Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer sent letters to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director, Dr. Robert Redfield and Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health, Admiral Brett Giroir, who have both agreed in the Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis that hospital…
The Elsberry R-II School District released the following letter today regarding the return to school plan for 2020-2021
The Winfield R-IV School District has announced today that there will be no in-person learning for the first quarter of the 2020-2021 school year.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to put a strain on health care systems, nursing homes have become overburdened with the challenge of keeping both patients and staff safe and healthy. Older residents in long-term care facilities are especially vulnerable to the effects of a respiratory …
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, life has looked much different for most adults. Some have worked from home, some have unfortunately lost their jobs and essential workers have worked harder than ever. And while the adults have been trying their best to navigate the difficulty of the past c…
After months of binge-watching shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime and every other streaming service I could get my hands on, I, like most other Americans, was ecstatic to see one of the four major North American sports finally get underway when Major League Baseball got started Wednesday night.
During last week's board meeting, the Lincoln County R-III School District’s COVID-19 Task Force Committee unveiled its 26 page “Return to Learn Plan” for the upcoming school year, which is scheduled to begin Aug. 25.
The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) announced a new Small Business Grant Program that could provide up to $30 million for Missouri small businesses. It was designed to provide relief to small businesses and family-owned farms for reimbursement of costs of business interrupt…
Over the last month, the Lincoln County Health Department has been posting public exposure notices on its website warning the community of cases of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, at local establishments.
When it comes to 2020 accessories, face masks have made a whopping impact on the daily ‘look’. But this accessory comes with its downfalls- especially for those in the healthcare industry who are required to wear masks for their entire shift and can suffer from raw and sore ears. One Troy Mi…
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