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Call Volume Heavy for Second Vaccine Dose Registration

Here’s the latest for those needing to register for their second COVID-19 vaccine dose. The Adair County Health Department is fielding a lot of calls from people who received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in December. Jim LeBaron, administrator of the health department, said yesterday was the first day of registration and by … Continue Reading Call Volume Heavy for Second Vaccine Dose Registration

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Adair County Cases Reach 1,814 and 13 COVID-Related Deaths

With 25 new COVID-19 cases confirmed by the Adair County Health Department over the three-day holiday weekend and another 24 cases confirmed yesterday, the total case count has risen to 1,814. The County also recorded its 12th and 13th COVID-related deaths. There are currently 109 active cases and 1,692 people who have left isolation. The … Continue Reading Adair County Cases Reach 1,814 and 13 COVID-Related Deaths

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Adair County Closes 2020 with 1,764 COVID-19 Cases

Adair County closed out 2020 with 1,764 COVID-19 cases, 104 active cases, 1,649 people who left isolation and 11 COVID-related deaths. There were a total of 55 hospitalizations. As of December 31st, there were eight active cases currently hospitalized. Five are at Northeast Regional Medical Center, one at University Hospital, one at the VA Hospital … Continue Reading Adair County Closes 2020 with 1,764 COVID-19 Cases

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Second Dose of Vaccine to Initial Recipients Scheduled

It’s time for some to get another vaccine shot. The Adair County Health Department will be administering the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to the people who received the initial dose in December. The second dose is required to boost the efficacy of the vaccine. Those who received the first dose on December 21st … Continue Reading Second Dose of Vaccine to Initial Recipients Scheduled

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New Year’s Eve Fire in Downtown Macon

A New Year’s Eve fire in downtown Macon left a business damaged along with apartments above. The Macon Fire Department responded to the building on fire at 118 N. Rollins Street just before 9PM on Thursday. The fire was brought under control in approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes. The occupants were not home at … Continue Reading New Year’s Eve Fire in Downtown Macon

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Snow Emergency

The City of Kirksville declared a Snow Emergency last night due to snow and ice. That means no vehicles can parked in Emergency Snow Routes, including City streets in the Downtown, or Central Business District. The City expects the Snow Emergency to be terminated sometime early tomorrow morning.

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COVID Recognition Program

Recipients of the awards for K-REDI’s The COVID Stops With Us Recognition Program have been announced. The first 2 Medical Champions are: Lori Guffey and Julie Noah. Guffey is the assistant administrator and nurse at the Adair County Health Department, and was for nominated working tirelessly during the pandemic trying to keep the community safe. … Continue Reading COVID Recognition Program