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. Noah is the Chief Quality Officer for the Northeast Regional Medical Center where she plays a major role on the infection control team.

The first Education Champions are Nancy Daley-Moore and Ann Gray. Daily-Moore is the Assistant Professor of Health Science at Truman State University, and is responsible for the contact tracing which takes place on campus. Gray is the principal at Mary Immaculate Catholic School in Kirksville, and was nominated for making difficult decisions that kept students and staff safe.

The first Community Champions are business owner Andrea O’Brien and the Adopt-A-Child program. O’Brien made hundreds of masks for the local community. The Adopt-A-Child program took on the challenges of COVID-19 to ensure children in our area still had a bright Christmas.

To nominate champions in the community who have contributed to the citizens of Kirksville and Adair County in a meaningful way during the COVID 19 pandemic, fill out the form on K-REDI’s website.