Parson launches “MO VIP” Campaign giving vaccinated Missourians a chance at $10,000JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — 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. Over the next three months, 900 Missourians who have or will choose to be vaccinated will win cash or education savings account prizes in the amount of $10,000...
Local health departments outline quarantine guidelinesWith the school year quickly approaching and COVID numbers increasing, both the New Madrid County Health Department and Scott County Health Departments released quarantine procedures for county residents. According to the announcements, both released Wednesday morning, any person who is considered a “close contact” of a positive COVID patient will be asked to quarantine one of two ways.
Kauerauf to lead Missouri Department of Health and Senior ServicesJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Donald G. Kauerauf will be the next director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, effective Sept. 1. “We are excited to welcome Don to Missouri and look forward to the great work he is sure to accomplish in service to all Missourians,” Gov. ...
Positivity rates on the rise in local countiesThe COVID-19 positivity rate continues to grow across Missouri and in local counties. According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, New Madrid County has the state’s seventh highest positivity rate in the last week while continuing to have one of the lowest vaccination rates in the area...
COVID-19 cases continue to tick up as state promotes vaccinationsThe number of active COVID-19 cases continues to rise locally with a spike in cases in Stoddard County. According to the Stoddard County Public Health Center, the county has 59 active cases, 26 more than what was reported on Monday. A main reason for the high number of positives is due to an outbreak in a nursing facility in Advance. ...
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