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Audrain County Health Department Offering Multiple One-And-Done COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Audrain County Health Department Offering Multiple One-And-Done COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics The Audrain County Health Department is announcing seven different chances for a one-and-done COVID-19 vaccine clinic. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be available at one-hour clinics being held at the Audrain County Health Department offices at 1130 South Elmwood Drive in Mexico. The clinics…Continue Reading

Audrain County Health Department Releases Weekly COVID-19 Testing Numbers

Audrain County Health Department Releases Weekly COVID-19 Testing Numbers Five active cases of COVID-19 in Audrain County are being reported by the Audrain County Health Department today (Wednesday) in their weekly report. There are also 5 active probable cases of COVID-19 in Audrain County according to the health department’s weekly report.Continue Reading

Audrain County Health Department Releases Weekly COVID-19 Testing Numbers

Audrain County Health Department Releases Weekly COVID-19 Testing Numbers The Audrain County Health Department is reporting zero active cases of COVID-19 in their weekly report released this morning (Wednesday). According to the Audrain County Health Department there are 2 active probable cases. For a more detailed look at how Audrain County is faring and more…Continue Reading

Audrain County Health Department Releases Weekly COVID-19 Testing Numbers

Audrain County Health Department Releases Weekly COVID-19 Testing Numbers The Audrain County Health Department reports 1 active case and 1 probable case of COVID-19 in the county in the weekly update that was released this morning (Wednesday). For a more detailed look at how Audrain County is faring with COVID-19 the health department directs people…Continue Reading

Mexico School District Announces End Date For Mask Mandate

Mexico School District Announces End Date For Mask Mandate The Mexico School District is announcing an end date for a mask mandate. Superintendent Dr. Tammy Lupardus says masks are only required indoors and because community and District cases remain low, the mask mandate will end altogether on May 26th. The masks will not be required…Continue Reading

Audrain County Health Department Releases Weekly COVID-19 Testing Results

Audrain County Health Department Releases Weekly COVID-19 Testing Results The Audrain County Health Department is reporting 3 active cases of COVID-19 in their weekly media release today (Wednesday). The Audrain County Health Department also reports 1 active probable case. For a more detailed look at how Audrain County is faring and more information on finding…Continue Reading

No New Health Order for Boone County

No New Health Order for Boone County Boone County will not put a new health order in place after the current one expires on May 12th. Columbia Mayor Brian Treece made the announcement this afternoon saying that masks will still be be required in city buildings. Individual businesses and schools have the ability to require…Continue Reading

Columbia Public Schools Set to Relax COVID-19 Protocols

Columbia Public Schools Set to Relax COVID-19 Protocols Columbia Public Schools will relax its Coronavirus protocols starting Monday. According to district spokesperson Michelle Baumstark, the length of quarantine will decrease from 14 days to 10 days. Additionally masks will no longer be required outdoors, although they will be encouraged. Students will still be required to…Continue Reading

Rural Communities Showing Low Vaccination Percentages

Rural Communities Showing Low Vaccination Percentages While Boone County is leading Missouri in the number of residents who have received COVID-19 vaccinations some rural counties such as Audrain and Callaway are far behind. Dr. Laura Morris the co-chair of the MU Health Care vaccination committee says there may be several causes. Dr. Morris says the…Continue Reading

Boone County Active COVID-19 Cases Under One Hundred

Boone County Active COVID-19 Cases Under One Hundred Boone County is staying steady with under 100 active COVID-19 cases. The Columbia/Boone County Health Department reported 14 new cases yesterday (Wednesday), bringing the total number of active cases to 98. According to the Missouri vaccine/dashboard, about 43.6% of Boone County’s 180,463 residents, have received at least…Continue Reading

Audrain County Health Department Changes Times for Evening COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

Audrain County Health Department Changes Times for Evening COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics The Audrain County Health Department is announcing changes to their evening COVID-19 vaccination clinic hours. Effective next Thursday, May 6th, the Thursday evening clinic hours will be from 4:30 until 7. Appointments can be made through Missouri’s COVID-19 navigator site at covidvaccine.mo.gov but walk-ins…Continue Reading

Audrain County Health Department Releases Weekly COVID-19 Testing Numbers

Audrain County Health Department Releases Weekly COVID-19 Testing Numbers One active case of COVID-19 is being reported in Audrain County in the weekly report from the Audrain County Health Department that was released this morning (Wednesday). The health department says there are 0 active probable cases in Audrain County. For a more detailed look at…Continue Reading

CDC Changes Guidelines for Wearing Masks Outdoors

CDC Changes Guidelines for Wearing Masks Outdoors The Centers for Disease Control is easing their guidelines on outdoor mask wearing. Fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask outside unless they are in a large group of strangers. Those unvaccinated can also go maskless outside when walking, biking, or running alone or with…Continue Reading

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine to Restart in U.S.

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine to Restart in U.S. Johnson & Johnson vaccines in the United States are set to resume after a health panel gave approval last night (Friday). The panel met around 4pm to discuss resuming the use of the J&J vaccine after reports of 6 women developed a potentially fatal blood clot after…Continue Reading

COVID-19 Vaccination Percentages From Audrain County Health Department

COVID-19 Vaccination Percentages From Audrain County Health Department The Audrain County Health Department is releasing the percentages of residents who have received the COVID-19 vaccine. Forty percent of eligible Audrain Countians have gotten the first dose and 25% are fully vaccinated. Of those over 65 in Audrain County, 58% are fully vaccinated. Statewide, 38% of…Continue Reading

Audrain County Health Department Releases Weekly COVID-19 Report

Audrain County Health Department Releases Weekly COVID-19 Report The Audrain County Health Department is reporting 2 active cases of COVID-19 in their weekly update released today (Wednesday). The health department also says there are 3 active/probable cases in Audrain County. For more information about COVID-19 in Audrain County the health department is directing people to…Continue Reading

Missouri DHSS Adds Forty Six COVID-19 Related Deaths Following a Review of Several Death Certificates

Missouri DHSS Adds Forty Six COVID-19 Related Deaths Following a Review of Several Death Certificates The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is adding 46 Coronavirus related deaths after the state’s disease surveillance system analyzed several death certificates yesterday (Monday). Officials say the deaths will be captured and reported publicly through the dashboard this…Continue Reading

Two AVT Vaccination Clinics in Audrain County Vaccinate Over 150

Two AVT Vaccination Clinics in Audrain County Vaccinate Over 150 Two Adaptive Vaccination Team COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Audrain County yesterday (Thursday) and today (Friday) inoculate a total of 157. The clinic in Vandalia yesterday (Thursday) at the Eastern Missouri Family YMCA vaccinated 76 residents. The clinic today (Friday) at the Audrain County Health Department…Continue Reading

Audrain County Health Department Releases Weekly COVID-19 Report

Audrain County Health Department Releases Weekly COVID-19 Report The Audrain County Health Department is reporting four active COVID-19 cases in their weekly news release today (Wednesday). The only other information provided on COVID-19 from the health department in Audrain County in the weekly report is that there are 3 active probable cases. For more information…Continue Reading

MU Healthcare Vaccination Clinic Next Week

MU Healthcare Vaccination Clinic Next Week MU Health Care is partnering with Columbia / Boone County Public Health and Human Services to offer a 3-day vaccination clinic next Thursday through Saturday, April 15-17. Nearly 7,000 appointment slots are available for the event and can be made at http://www.muhealth.org/covid19-vaccine-scheduling. The event will be held at the…Continue Reading