COVID-19 Local Updates

  • COVID in Decline, Marks 2 Year Anniversary

    COVID in Decline, Marks 2 Year Anniversary As mid-Missourians celebrated Spring this past weekend, many also took steps to heal from two years of loss and isolation. Last Friday marked the second anniversary of Boone County’s first COVID-19 death. Since that time, the virus has killed 222 people in the Columbia area, 139 of them…Continue Reading

  • Audrain County Health Department Shifting the Way They Report COVID-19 to the Community

    Audrain County Health Department Shifting the Way They Report COVID-19 to the Community The Audrain County Health Department is shifting the way it reports COVID-19 in the Audrain County community. With the shift announced by the CDC earlier this week to an endemic mode of tracking, the Audrain County Health Department will now rely on…Continue Reading

  • Audrain County Seeing Decreasing COVID-19 Case Counts

    Audrain County Seeing Decreasing COVID-19 Case Counts The number of COVID-19 cases in Audrain County is continuing to drop, according to the Audrain County Health Department. In their weekly report released this afternoon (Friday), there are 11 cases in the county, down 4 from last Friday. Active probable cases are down by 5 from last…Continue Reading

  • New CDC Masking Recommendations for Mid-Missouri Counties

    New CDC Masking Recommendations for Mid-Missouri Counties New recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a majority of Americans no longer need to wear a face mask while indoors. The CDC classifies counties by 3 different community levels which are classified as low, medium and high. These community levels are determined by…Continue Reading

  • Audrain County Health Department Weekly COVID-19 Numbers

    Audrain County Health Department Weekly COVID-19 Numbers The number of active COVID-19 cases continues to see a sharp decline in Audrain County. According to the weekly report released by the Audrain County Health Department this morning (Friday) there are 15 active cases of COVID which is a 26 case decline from last weeks report which…Continue Reading

  • Audrain County Health Department Offering Drive-Up COVID-19 Testing Event

    Audrain County Health Department Offering Drive-Up COVID-19 Testing Event The Audrain County Health Department will once again be hosting a free COVID-19 Rapid Antigen test clinic this Wednesday, February 23rd from 9am to 11am and 2pm to 4pm at the health department. The testing is only for those county residents 11 years of age and…Continue Reading

  • Audrain County Health Department Releases Weekly COVID-19 Numbers

    Audrain County Health Department Releases Weekly COVID-19 Numbers Audrain County is continuing to see a significant decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases. According to the weekly release from the Audrain County Health Department sent out this morning (Friday), the number of active cases in Audrain County is 41. That is 56 fewer active cases…Continue Reading

  • Audrain County Health Department Cancels Event at Presser Due to Impending Winter Storm

    Audrain County Health Department Cancels Event at Presser Due to Impending Winter Storm The Audrain County Health Department is canceling their scheduled At-Home COVID-19 Test Distribution event at Presser Arts that was scheduled for tomorrow afternoon (Thursday). According to a news release from the health department the cancelation is due to the anticipated winter storm…Continue Reading

  • Audrain County Health Department Now Offering COVID-19 Self-Reporting and At-Home Test Kits

    Audrain County Health Department Now Offering COVID-19 Self-Reporting and At-Home Test Kits The Audrain County Health Department is announcing the launch of a new self-reporting page on their website and a home COVID-19 test kit giveaway event. In a press release today, the department says they are launching the self-reporting page in response to the…Continue Reading

  • Weekly COVID-19 Numbers From Audrain County Health Department Released

    Weekly COVID-19 Numbers From Audrain County Health Department Released The Audrain County Health Department is releasing the latest COVID-19 numbers. The last release from the agency was January 28th when they changed from releasing numbers on Wednesdays to Fridays. There are 97 active cases in the county, a decrease of 190 from the most recent…Continue Reading

  • Audrain County Health Department Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Event

    Audrain County Health Department Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Event The Audrain County Health Department is offering a COVID-19 drive-thru rapid testing event at their facility this Wednesday and Thursday. The testing is for Audrain County residents 11 years or older that are either showing COVID-19 symptoms or have come in close contact with someone with COVID-19…Continue Reading

  • First COVID-19 Death In Child Between Birth & 9 Years Old Reported In Boone County

    First COVID-19 Death In Child Between Birth & 9 Years Old Reported In Boone County Boone County is reporting their first death from COVID-19 in the birth to 9-year old age range. The child died January 14th according to the Columbia / Boone County Public Health & Human Services’ daily update yesterday (Friday). The agency…Continue Reading

  • Audrain County Health Department Moving Release of Weekly COVID-19 Data to Friday

    Audrain County Health Department Moving Release of Weekly COVID-19 Data to Friday The Audrain County Health Department is moving the day they release weekly COVID-19 data from Wednesday to Friday. According to a press release from the department yesterday (Wednesday) the move is due to the marked increase in COVID-19 cases in Audrain County over…Continue Reading

  • Audrain County Health Department Offers Recommendations to Residents Following Current Omicron Surge

    Audrain County Health Department Offers Recommendations to Residents Following Current Omicron Surge The Audrain County Health Department is recommending some steps for residents to follow during the current Omicron COVID-19 surge. According to the health department Audrain County is currently experiencing a surge in Omicron COVID-19 cases with more than 280 active and 57 probable…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 287 active cases of COVID-19 in Audrain County in their weekly report released this morning (Friday). It is an increase of 110 cases since last weeks report. There are also 57 probable cases. Mexico has 212 cases, Vandalia with 27,…Continue Reading

  • Boone County Health Officials Change COVID-19 Reporting

    Boone County Health Officials Change COVID-19 Reporting Columbia / Boone County Public Health & Human Services will no longer report the current number of active COVID-19 cases due to the rise in cases. Instead, they will post test data with a 48-hour delay and will still report the number of patients that are in Boone…Continue Reading

  • Audrain County Health Department Weekly COVID-19 Numbers

    Audrain County Health Department Weekly COVID-19 Numbers The number of COVID-19 cases continue to increase according to the weekly COVID-19 report released from the Audrain County Health Department yesterday (Wednesday). This week there are 177 active cases of COVID-19 in Audrain County which is a 69 active case increase from last week. The number of…Continue Reading

  • Audrain County Health Department Releases Weekly COVID-19 Numbers

    Audrain County Health Department Releases Weekly COVID-19 Numbers The COVID-19 numbers are increasing in Audrain County according to the weekly report from the Audrain County Health Department released this afternoon (Wednesday). There are currently 108 active cases in Audrain County. That is up by 28 from last week when there were 80 active cases reported.…Continue Reading

  • Three COVID-19 Booster Clinics Upcoming in Audrain County

    Three COVID-19 Booster Clinics Upcoming in Audrain County Three clinics providing COVID-19 booster shots will be offered in Audrain County in the coming weeks. The Audrain County Health Department is pairing with the Mexico Area Family YMCA and the Eastern Missouri Family YMCA in Vandalia to provide the vaccines. Vandalia’s clinic will be held on…Continue Reading

  • Audrain County Health Department Weekly COVID-19 Numbers Released

    Audrain County Health Department Weekly COVID-19 Numbers Released Active COVID-19 cases are up by 20 in the weekly report released by the Audrain County Health Department this morning (Wednesday). According to the report there are 80 active cases in Audrain County this week, with 25 active probable cases. Mexico has 60 cases and the past…Continue Reading