Local COVID-19 Coverage

Health Department Admin: Stay Vigilant

By Lori Moots-Clair, KCHD Administrator December 6, 2020 – Good morning Knox County.  I have never been more certain that there a many active cases of Covid-19 in our community, so I can’t celebrate our decrease in positivity rate and our low level of active cases (believe me, I wish I could).   These cases…

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Local Hospital Braces for Impact of Increased Demand, Plans for Triage Situations, Staff Shortage and Burnout a Looming Concern

By Echo Menges NEMOnews Media Group The following interview was conducted with Dr. Jeff Davis, DO. Dr. Davis is the Chief Medical Officer at the Scotland County Hospital located in Memphis, MO. He is also the Medical Director at the Edina Medical Services clinic located in Knox County, MO, the Lancaster Medical Services clinic in…

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Knox County Health Department Issues COVID-19 Alert to Local Businesses and Organizations

Knox County Business and Organization Covid-19 Alert  By Lori Moots-Clair, KCHD Administrator November 21, 2020 – Health department officials are alerting Knox County Businesses/Organizations that there is a high risk for Covid-19 transmission currently.  Our positivity rates have exceeded 36%, compared to state positivity rates of 23%.   Hospital based ER and in-patient testing continue to…

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Knox County Health Department Issues County Wide Health Alert

Health department officials are alerting the public to high risk for Covid-19 transmission.  Our positivity rates have exceeded 30% in the county with the addition of school-based antigen testing, indicating increased community transmission.  We have received multiple cases over the weekend, many came from hospitals in the surrounding area, individuals sick enough to report to…

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KCR-1 School District Moving to Virtual Learning on November 10

Knox County, Missouri – November 6, 2020 – The following messages were sent out from the Knox County R-1 Scool District Friday morning explaining why classes will be held virtually beginning Tuesday, November 10 and giving instructions for meal delivery beginning the same day. Message About Virtual Learning This is the Knox County R-I School…

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Knox County Commission Distributes CARES Act Funding

By Echo Menges Over the summer months the Federal Government released millions of dollars to the State of Missouri earmarked as Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding. Knox County received approximately $464,000. The Knox County Commission was charged with distributing the funding and did so in two rounds of approval and disbursement.…

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COVID-19 HEALTH ALERTS Issued in Knox County

Knox County Health Department Issues Countwide Health Alert Knox County, MO – Monday, August 10, 2020 – Health department officials are alerting the public to high risk for Covid-19 transmission.  As cases have grown to 32 confirmed, 9 probable, 21 active, 3 hospitalized, and pages of close contacts—individuals of the county must return to practices…

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