COVID-19 Updates

Health Board reviews local influenza, COVID numbers

During the Nodaway County Health Center Board of Directors February 16 meeting, numbers on influenza and COVID-19 were discussed. “COVID-19 cases have trended down by 32.1 percent over the last seven days, although the state still has us ranked among top 10 for cases per 100,000, at 335,” Administrator Tom Patterson reported. “Positivity rates are

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Hospital president gives critical COVID status

By Nate Blackford, Mosaic Medical Center – Maryville president As we enter the third year of the COVID pandemic, I know we all look forward to the day the virus is under control and the pandemic, at least as we know it, is over. The last two years have been an exhausting and trying time

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Health department announces COVID-19 cases

Numbers from the January 3 Nodaway County Health Department daily report indicated 40 people residing in Nodaway County have tested positive on that day for the novel coronavirus. There are currently nine people hospitalized with 126 active cases in the county. There have been 37 deaths since April 2020. The age breakdowns for positive cases

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COVID causes staff shortages, closures of schools

With winter break almost upon us, two county schools have closed early due to staff shortages caused by illness. South Nodaway R-IV School District and St. Gregory Barbarigo School both closed the week of December 13 through the Christmas break with students returning to school the week of January 3. Maryville R-II has experienced shortages

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COVID-19 cases rise in Nodaway County

Numbers from the Nodaway County Health Department’s daily COVID-19 report for December 6 indicated 20 people residing in the county tested positive on that day for the novel coronavirus. There are currently 10 people hospitalized with 208 active cases in the county. There have been 37 deaths since April 2020. The age breakdowns for positive

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Be our guest

Booster dose clinic set for November 9 Bridget Kenny, RN, BSN, community health nurse liaison, community outreach In response to the Advisory Committee on Immunization’s (ACIP) recommendation for a COVID–19 booster in certain populations, Mosaic Medical Center – Maryville, Northwest Missouri State University and Nodaway County Health Department are offering a booster opportunity to our

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Health Board hears quarantine concerns

The Nodaway County Health Center Board of Directors met September 15 and heard concerns about student quarantines from Maryville R-II parent, Isaiah Korthanke, and Nodaway County Associate Commissioner Chris Burns. Administrator Tom Patterson said, “State guidance is not a suggestion, it is protocol.” Nodaway County Health Center is working with state guidance. Patterson said when

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Hospital president celebrates FDA vaccine approval

By Nate Blackford, Mosaic Medical Center – Maryville president On August 23, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. This is the first full approval for any COVID-19 vaccine for people ages 16 and older. “The FDA’s approval of this vaccine is a milestone as we continue

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Health Center offers COVID-19 vaccinations for Back-to-School

Suzanne Von Behren RN, BSN, gives Ellaina Renfro a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination at one of the Nodaway County Health Center’s Back-to-School vaccination clinics at 2416 South Main Street, Maryville. Renfro who will be a junior at North Nodaway received her first vaccine shot, August 3, along with her sister, Olivia, a NN freshman. The duo,

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Shots in arms are occurring

By Nate Blackford, Mosaic Medical Center – Maryville president I want to start by sharing a bit of positive news. Over the past seven days, 253 additional Nodaway County residents and 137 Andrew County residents have received the vaccine. For Nodaway County specifically, this brings our total percentage of those who have received at least

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