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Lincoln University Modifies Mask Protocol

Lincoln University Modifies Mask Protocol Lincoln University in Jefferson City is modifying their mask protocol. Effective Monday, October 18, masks will be required in classroom spaces and optional on the rest of campus. The university plans to continue to monitor COVID-19 trends and adjust the protocol as needed.Continue Reading

Slight Rise in COVID-19 Cases in Audrain County

Slight Rise in COVID-19 Cases in Audrain County Audrain County COVID-19 cases are up slightly over last week, according to the Audrain County Health Department. Active cases rose by three from last week with a total of 22 today (Wednesday). Active probable cases rose by two over the week and are now at 13. Mexico’s…Continue Reading

Audrain County Health Department Releases Weekly COVID Numbers

Audrain County Health Department Releases Weekly COVID Numbers The number of active cases of COVID-19 in Audrain County has dropped again this week. According to the Audrain County Health Department there are 19 active cases in the report released this morning (Wednesday), which is down by 2 from last week. The number of active probable…Continue Reading

Audrain County Sees Reduction In COVID-19 Cases

Audrain County Sees Reduction In COVID-19 Cases

Audrain County Sees Reduction In COVID-19 Cases Audrain County is seeing a reduction in COVID-19 cases over the past 7 days, according to data released this afternoon (Wednesday) by the Audrain County Health Department. Active cases in the county are down 21 from last week to 28, although active probable cases rose by 4 to…Continue Reading

Weekly COVID-19 Report From Audrain County Health Department

Weekly COVID-19 Report From Audrain County Health Department Following a double-digit drop in cases last week, Audrain County is seeing a double-digit increase of COVID-19 cases this week. The numbers out today (Wednesday) from the Audrain County show a total number of cases of 51, up 12 from last Wednesday’s report. The total active probable…Continue Reading

University of Missouri Curators Extend and Modify Mask Policy

University of Missouri Curators Extend and Modify Mask Policy The Curators of the University of Missouri are modifying masking policy for their students. In a meeting this afternoon (Monday), curators extended their current order until October 15, however masking will no longer be required in outdoor settings or for those fully vaccinated attending indoor athletic…Continue Reading

Audrain County Community Hospital to Host Community COVID Testing Event

Audrain County Community Hospital to Host Community COVID Testing Event A free COVID-19 community testing event will be taking place this Wednesday, September 15th at the Noble Health Audrain Community Hospital parking lot in Mexico. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Audrain County Health Department is encouraging anyone to attend the…Continue Reading

Audrain County Sees Reduction In COVID-19 Cases

Audrain Count Sees Reduction In COVID-19 Cases Audrain County COVID-19 numbers are dropping according to the latest numbers released today (Wednesday) by the Audrain County Health Department. There are 39 active cases in the county, down 12 from last week. Active probable cases also dropped 8 to 15. Mexico has 31 cases, unchanged from last…Continue Reading

MU Curators Vote On COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

MU Curators Vote On COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate Following a 5-3 vote today (Thursday) by the University of Missouri Board of Curators, COVID-19 vaccines will not be mandatory for MU students and faculty. The exception is for those already required to have vaccinations, including health care workers. Board Chair Darryl Chatman said the decision was a…Continue Reading

Audrain County Health Department Weekly COVID-19 Numbers

Audrain County Health Department Weekly COVID-19 Numbers 44 active cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Audrain County today (Wednesday) in the weekly COVID-19 numbers released from the Audrain County Health Department. That is up by one from last weeks report of 43. There are 25 active probable cases of COVID-19 in Audrain County which…Continue Reading

Audrain County Health Department Announces COVID-19 Booster Shot Clinics

Audrain County Health Department Announces COVID-19 Booster Shot Clinics The Audrain County Health Department is announcing dates for upcoming COVID-19 booster shot clinics. The shots are for those that meet Missouri and CDC criteria for moderately to severely immunocompromised status. Examples of qualifying conditions include those receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of…Continue Reading

Weekly COVID-19 Report From Audrain County Health Department

Weekly COVID-19 Report From Audrain County Health Department The Audrain County Health Department is reporting a slight rise in active cases of COVID-19 this week with a double-digit increase in active probable cases. There are 43 active cases, up 2 from last week and 35 active probable cases, up 10 from last week. Mexico has…Continue Reading

Boone Health Encourages Employee Vaccinations

Boone Health Encourages Employee Vaccinations Boone Health employees are encouraged, but not required to get vaccinated against COVID-19. However, those not vaccinated by October 4th will need to follow additional guidelines for safety, including increased restrictions during meal breaks and weekly COVID-19 testing. Whether employees are vaccinated or not, they are required to wear appropriate…Continue Reading

Community R-6 Releases COVID Plans

Community R-6 Releases COVID Plans Community R-6 heads back to school August 24 and first-year Superintendent Nick Larson says masking has been a hot-button topic across the state and Community R-6 will be doing their part follow best practices. When it comes to in-seat learning, mitigation plans will be much the same as last year…Continue Reading

Audrain County Health Department Releases Weekly COVID Testing Numbers

Audrain County Health Department Releases Weekly COVID Testing Numbers A decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases in Audrain County is being reported this week. According to a news release from the Audrain County Health Department as of yesterday (Wednesday) there are 36 active cases in Audrain County with 24 active probable cases. The number…Continue Reading

CDC Revises Mask Guidance

CDC Revises Mask Guidance The CDC is updating masking guidelines for those fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The CDC now recommends that masks be worn indoors when in substantial or high transmission areas as identified by the CDC. Those two categories make up all but 2 counties in Missouri – Stoddard in the bootheel and Scotland…Continue Reading

Delta COVID-19 Variant Prevalent in Parts of Missouri

Delta COVID-19 Variant Prevalent in Parts of Missouri The Missouri Department of Health and Human Services is issuing a Health Advisory due to the Delta COVID-19 variant. The highest proportion of Delta variant cases is in the southwest part of Missouri, but has been detected in 16 of 23 recent wastewater plant samples, including Mexico.…Continue Reading

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