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Children's doctor busts Covid-19 myths

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Louisiana reported its 16th child death from Covid-19 Wednesday. Missouri reported its sixth earlier this month. In total there have been more than 450 children's deaths due to Covid-19 since the pandemic began. We spoke to Children's Mercy's top infectious disease doctor to ask how this compares...
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USDA releases new information surrounding deer contracting Covid-19

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The start of fall means the start of deer season. For Missouri, deer season began on September 15, and with that, the USDA reported results on a study tracing Covid-19 in deer. According to the United States of Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service,...
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Local Pediatrician speaks out on covid vaccine for children

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Monday morning, Pfizer announced their Covid-19 vaccine is safe and effective, showing "robust" antibody response for children ages 5 to 11. Pfizer is still testing the vaccine, but could have approval as early as Halloween. KQ2 spoke with a local Pediatrician on the announcement, weighing in on...
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USD 409 acts on budget, plans COVID testing

There were no comments heard during either of the two special hearings for comment before USD 409 Board of Education members unanimously adopted the budget as presented for the 2021-2022 school year. Prior to the vote, Business Manager Lori Lanter explained the proposed budget reflects a quarter of a mill...
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SBA enhances COVID loan program for hard-hit business sectors

WASHINGTON – On Friday, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced major enhancements to the COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program, a federal disaster relief loan designed to better serve and support our small business communities still reeling from the pandemic, especially hard-hit sectors such as restaurants, gyms, and hotels. The SBA is ready to receive new applications immediately from small businesses looking to take advantage of these new policy changes.
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COVID-19 trends seen in St. Joseph sewage

The contents of St. Joseph's sewers are helping predict COVID-19 trends in Missouri. The City of St. Joseph is a part of a statewide sewershed project that can correlate increases in viral loads with increases in COVID-19 cases a week in advance. The data is used to inform communities of upward trends before local tests identify positive cases.
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St. Joseph reports 3 new COVID deaths; county positivity rate drops

St. Joseph health officials report 118 new coronavirus cases and three COVID-19 related deaths since last issuing a formal report last week. The St. Joseph Health Department reports a man in his 30s, another in his 50s, and a woman in her 60s died after contracting COVID-19. The department reports 37 new cases on Friday with 81 on Tuesday after no reports being issued over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
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Council approves Covid relief spending plan

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) -- St. Joseph's city council approved a committee's recommendations on how to spend almost $14 million in federal Covid relief funding. By an 8-1 vote Tuesday evening, council members approved the plan for 24 agencies and organizations to share in the money. A volunteer committee had reviewed...
SAINT JOSEPH, MO
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County to make building improvements with COVID money

The Platte County Commission voted on Tuesday, Sept. 7 to solicit architectural firms, consultants, and other experts to lead an effort to use $20 million to respond to COVID-19 by making capital investments and operational changes to mitigate the effects of the pandemic. The money comes from a federal grant approval in March.
PLATTE COUNTY, MO
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Rural Missouri school district cancels classes due to COVID

(BARNARD, Mo.) A rural Missouri school district canceled classes due to COVID-19 cases and exposures this week. In a statement posted online, South Nodaway School District Superintendent Dustin Skogulund said the district had decided to cancel classes Thursday and Friday after at least a quarter of the schools’ total population, 39 students and 3 staff members, were out due to quarantines or illness.
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St. Joseph Public Library offering weekly videos for kids

With the St. Joseph Public Library offering only curbside services until St. Joseph is out of the red COVID-19 risk zone for seven days straight, staff members have added a new interactive program for kids. Beginning Sept. 5, the library will be posting videos to Facebook and its website as...
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City Hall in Weston closed due to possible COVID exposure

WESTON, MO (KCTV) -- Weston City Hall will be closed for the rest of business on Thursday due to possible COVID-19 exposure. The building is located at 300 Main St. It is still pending if it will be open Friday or not. Update: City hall was closed as a precaution...
WESTON, MO
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Council recommends $1.5 million in Covid funds for employee bonuses

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) -- St. Joseph's city council has tentatively agreed to use some federal Covid relief funding to pay all city workers a bonus. During a special city council meeting on Monday afternoon, the council unanimously agreed to pull $1.5 million they had set aside for sewer bill relief and direct it toward city employees.
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