June 28, 2022
Kirksville, MO 6/28/22 – Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in Adair County. For the seven-day period from June 21 through June 27, 73 new cases were reported to the Adair County Health Department. Those include positives reported from home tests if residents reported them to the Health Department. There were 69 new cases reported in the previous seven-day period.
Residents can pick up a free COVID-19 home test kit from 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday beginning today, so long as supplies last. Residents can pull into the south side of the Health Department parking lot at 1001 S. Jamison Street, remain in the vehicle and call 660-665-8491 to request a kit. The free kit, containing two home tests, will be delivered curbside.
Residents who have a positive result from home tests are encouraged to call the Health Department at 660-665-8491 to report the result. Residents can also call the Health Department to clarify steps they should take if they test positive, or to learn more about guidelines recommended for taking home tests.
The Adair County Health Department continues to administer Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines and boosters. Vaccines are administered to those ages 12 and older on Tuesdays from 2 to 4 p.m., and to those ages 5 through 11 on Thursdays from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Beginning Thursday, June 30, the Health Department is administering the Pfizer vaccine to children ages 6 months to 4 years old from 9 to 11 a.m. To schedule an appointment for the appropriate dose of vaccine or booster, call the Adair County Health Department at 660-665-8491.