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First COVID-19 Related Death in Douglas County

By Michael Boyink / mike@douglascountyherald.com On Friday, July 17th, the Douglas County Health Department announced the county’s first COVID-19 related death. According to the organization’s press release,...

Missouri Health Departments Grapple with Contact Tracing Burdens

Colleen Wouters / Missouri Information Corps Nearly four months into the COVID-19 pandemic, city and county health departments in Missouri are working to expand contact tracing...

COVID-19 Statistics (as of 6/23/2020 6:00 p.m.)

Douglas County Positive Cases: 3 Self-quarantined: 3 Tested 297 Pending Tests 0 Missouri Patients Tested: 360, 520 Positive Cases: 18,577 Deaths: 966

Travel, Vacation Problems Top List of COVID-19-Related Complaints from Consumers in Missouri

Reports about travel and vacation problems topped the list of COVID-19-related complaints from consumers in Missouri, while nationally reports about online shopping top the...

Red Cross Now Testing All Blood Donations for COVID-19 Antibodies 

Urgent need for blood donors to help prevent summer shortage SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (June 15, 2020) — Beginning today and for a limited time, the American...

Mercy Springfield Communities Loosens Visitor Restrictions

One visitor allowed with hospitalized patients SPRINGFIELD – Beginning last week, Mercy’s hospitalized patients were allowed to have one visitor per day. This is effective at: ...

Mercy Springfield Communities Loosens Visitor Restrictions

One visitor allowed with hospitalized patients SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (June 11, 2020) – Beginning tomorrow, June 12, at 6 a.m., Mercy’s hospitalized patients will be allowed...

Governor Parson Announces Missouri Will Fully Reopen, Enter Phase 2 of Recovery Plan on...

JEFFERSON CITY – Pending expiration of Phase 1 on June 15, Governor Mike Parson announced today that Missouri will fully reopen and enter Phase...

HOTO 4th of July Celebration Canceled

On Monday, June 8th, Brandee Cutbirth of Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare (HOTO) announced that the annual 4th of July Celebration would be canceled...

Missouri Department of Agriculture Announces 2020 Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program

Low-income seniors encouraged to use proxy system to safely purchase fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey this summer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of...
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