July 27, 2022

Kirksville, MO – Reported new cases of COVID-19 during the most recent seven-day period fell from 81 to 66 in Adair County. As cases continue to rise across the United States due to the highly transmissible Omicron B.4 and B.5 variants, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges people to get vaccinated, boosted, and to wear masks when visiting indoor public spaces.

Adair County COVID-19 Stats - July 27, 2022

Case numbers are not putting a damper on the Adair County Health Department’s distribution of free school supplies. However, the event will be a drive-through to reduce risk of transmission.

The Health Department is distributing bags of school supplies Friday, July 29, at their offices at 1001 South Jamison Street in Kirksville. Bags will be distributed as long as supplies last from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday’s event is open to kids attending any Adair County school. There are bags for students in kindergarten through grade five, and for students in grades six through 12.

The back-to-school bags will include a variety of supplies, although not every bag is the same. Among the supplies are pens and pencils, colored pencils, folders, glue sticks, sticky notes, notebooks, water bottles, hand sanitizer, and sanitizing wipes.