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Nov 2020 COVID-19

November 2020 COVID-19 Updates

ADAIR COUNTY CONFIRMS 590 CASES IN NOVEMBER Kirksville, MO 11/30/20 – Adair County closed the month of November with 590 cases of COVID-19, more than 48% of the rest of the year combined. Total cases now stand at 1,221 with an uptick predicted following the Thanksgiving holiday. Not only did residents see a surge of cases…

October 2020 COVID-19 Updates

ADAIR COUNTY CASE COUNT HITS 621 Kirksville, MO 10/30/20 – The Adair County Health Department confirmed 17 new cases of COVID-19 today, rapidly raising the overall count to 621. Today’s cases include two 19-year-old females, and others ages 21, 23, 24, 37 and a 76-year-old admitted to a Des Moines hospital. She is not on a…

Nov 2020 COVID-19 Report

September 2020 COVID-19 Updates

INCREASE IN OLDER ADULTS TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 IN ADAIR COUNTY Kirksville, MO 9/30/2020 – Three new cases of COVID-19 today, a 41-year-old male and females ages 40 and 47, bring Adair County’s total case count to 369. There are 28 active cases and 341 individuals who have left isolation. A 48-year-old male who was hospitalized at…

Community Testing Event

Free Covid-19 Community Testing

When: Monday, December 7th, 2020 from 8am to 3pm Where: NEMO Fair Grounds 2700 East Illinois Street in Kirksville, MO 63501 For any Missouri Resident No COVID-19 Symptoms Required No Cost to Public Last chance to get “Community Testing with the National Guard for 2020. Register at  Click Here For Full Event Information

August 2020 COVID Statistics.

August 2020 COVID-19 Updates

ADAIR COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT ADHERES TO ITS MISSION Kirksville, MO 8/31/2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic has raised the public’s awareness of public health worldwide, including visibility of local health departments like the Adair County Health Department. Although COVID-19 is a new infectious disease for the Health Department to address, dealing with infectious disease in the county…

Free Masks

Free Masks

While supplies last, the Adair County Health Department has free child and adult masks for the public. We also have Covid-19 kits including a thermometer, hand sanitizer and tissues. If interested, please come to the northeast entrance to the Health Department.


We Thought It Was Just a Respiratory Virus

We were wrong. By Ariel Bleicher and Katherine Conrad UCSF Magazine Summer 2020

July 2020 COVID-19 Updates

ADAIR COUNTY CLOSES OUT JULY WITH 128 COVID-19 CASES Kirksville, MO 7/31/2020 – As of July 31, 2020, Adair County has had 128 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among its residents. The most recent two cases involve a 26-year-old male working for a meat-processing plant and a 25-year-old female infected via community spread. There are now eight…

June 2020 COVID-19 Updates

Kirksville, MO 6/30/2020 – The total COVID-19 year-to-date case count in Adair County stands at 95 as of today. Only six people are in isolation and 89 have left isolation. The last three cases involve a 22-year-old male infected by community spread, a 51-year-old male employee of an area meat-processing plant, and a 26-year-old male whose…

May 2020 COVID-19 Updates

ADAIR COUNTY COVID-POSITIVE NUMBER HITS 53 Kirksville, MO 5/29/2020 – A 38-year-old female employee at an area meat-processing plant is the latest Adair County resident to test positive for COVID-19. Fifty-three people have now tested positive since January 1, 2020, with 38 now in isolation. Missouri Governor Mike Parson has extended the state’s Phase 1 recovery…