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Health — KPGZ News — 102.7FM KPGZ-lp

Details: In consultation with area hospitals’ Chief Medical Officers, the region’s public health departments are issuing a Public Health Advisory in response to rapidly increasing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the Kansas City metro related to the emergence of the delta variant.

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Clay County Health — KPGZ News — 102.7FM KPGZ-lp

Details: The Clay County Board of Health will hold a special meeting next week to discuss and vote on the COVID-19 On-Site Learning Guidance for Schools and Early Childcare Centers. The meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, August 11, at 6 pm. A link to join the meeting will be posted on ClayHealth.com on Tuesday, August 10. Read More

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Clay County Health Releases School Guidelines — 102.7FM

Details: The Health Center no longer recommends requiring masks for students or fully vaccinated adults. The guidance update is also not requiring any social distancing protocols, but does recommend practices such has varied lunch times, staggered drop-off and pick-up times and locations, and keeping students in the same group as much as possible.

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Clay County Health Postpones Vote for School Guidelines

Details: Nearly 200 people gathered at the Clay County Public Health Center for public comment on the Health Board’s vote whether to require masks in schools. The majority of people who attended the meeting were parents opposed to any mandates citing mental hardships for their kids and freedom of choice.

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County Health Department to Vote on School Guidance — 102

Details: County Health Department to Vote on School Guidance. August 07, 2021. / Brian Watts. The Clay County Board of Health will hold a special meeting next week to discuss and vote on the COVID-19 On-Site Learning Guidance for Schools and Early Childcare Centers. The meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, August 11, at 6 pm.

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Clay County Public Health Revises Emergency Order — 102

Details: Clay County Public Health Revises Emergency Order. May 14, 2021. / Brian Watts. Following the updated guidelines from the CDC, and with improvements in local case, hospitalization and vaccination rates, the Clay County Public Health Center has announced that the Emergency Order will expire today at noon. In an announcement published on its

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Health Center Begins Vaccination Against COVID-19 — 102

Details: The Clay County Public Health Center received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine this week. The shipment from Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services contained doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

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Health Center Announces Full School Opening Guidance — 102

Details: The Clay County Public Health Center released a Full Opening Guidance for Schools today. It’s a seven page document that was created as a resource for administrators to safely return to full onsite learning in Clay County.

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Health Department Updates Emergency Order — 102.7FM KPGZ-lp

Details: On Tuesday, November 17, Director of the Clay County Public Health Center Gary Zaborac updated the emergency order from August 24. In order to provide consistency in the metro and join regional efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the updates are in line with orders announced earlier this week by the city of Kansas City, Missouri and Jackson and …

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Community Leaders Form Task Force to Support Vaccinations

Details: Community leaders are joining efforts to support an efficient COVID vaccination plan for Clay County residents. Partnering with the Clay County Public Health Center to implement Operation Safe Community are Liberty Hospital, City of Liberty, William Jewell College, Liberty Public Schools and Clay County Emergency Management.

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Metro Health Departments Issue Public Health Advisory

Details: In consultation with area hospitals’ Chief Medical Officers, the region’s public health departments are issuing a Public Health Advisory in response to rapidly increasing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the Kansas City metro related to the emergence of the delta variant.

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Local Pharmacies will Become Priority Vaccination

Details: The Missouri Pharmacy Association will submit orders to the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) on behalf of partnering pharmacies. Missourians are encouraged to use the state’s vaccinator map at MOStopsCOVID.com to find participating pharmacies in their area or reach out to local pharmacies directly.

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Health Center Extends Restaurant and Bar Hours — 102.7FM

Details: On Wednesday, January, 13, the Clay County Public Health Center updated its current public health emergency order to mirror Kansas City’s update. Starting January 14, restaurants, taverns, and other venues may remain open until 12 …

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Missouri Receives Mental Health and Substance Abuse Aid

Details: “Treating mental and behavioral health like all other health is more important than ever,” said Blunt. “Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 1 in 4 Americans suffered from a mental health or addiction issue, but less than half were getting the care they need.”

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CCPHC is now Accepting Vaccination Interest Forms — 102

Details: The Clay County Public Health Center has set up a link on its website to allow people who live and/or work in Clay County to express their interest in the COVID-19 vaccination. The link goes to an online form of 20 questions, and will allow the health center to determine when a person is eligible for the vaccination.

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Clay County Expands Operation Safe Through Local Agencies

Details: Clay County Public Health Center Director, Gary Zaborac, announced the Cerner Experience Center located at 2951 Rock Creek Parkway will be used as a vaccination site. This site was made possible by the partnerships of North Kansas City Hospital, Liberty Hospital, Clay County Public Health Center, Cerner Corporation, and the cities of Liberty

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Medical Cannabis Sales Set New Record — 102.7FM KPGZ-lp

Details: July also brought a rash of new marijuana facility openings. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has to date approved the opening of 135 dispensaries, 36 infused product manufacturers, and 26 marijuana cultivation facilities, with …

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Clay County Moves into Phase 3: Masks and Distancing No

Details: Clay County Public Health sites improvements in the number of reported COVID-19 cases, hospital capacity and vaccination rates, as reasons that the county is able move into Phase 3 of its COVID-19 Recovery Plan. The County is still urging citizens to get a vaccine if they have not already received one. The updated emergency order can be read here.

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Clay County Public Health Center Extends Emergency Order

Details: The Health Center has come under pressure from citizens who felt that restrictions would be put into place that would hinder the fall high school sports season. To combat this, the Center released a plan which basically left the final decision up to the individual school districts.

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Health Department Declines to Mandate Masks in Schools

Details: Health Department Declines to Mandate Masks in Schools. August 11, 2021. / Brian Watts. The Clay County Board of Health reconvened a special meeting that was postponed from last week. The board was supposed to discuss and vote on the COVID-19 On-Site Learning Guidance for Schools and Early Childcare Centers, but tabled the vote after a three

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Clay County Public Health Emergency Order Updated — 102

Details: The Clay County public health emergency order has been updated, effective immediately. Restaurants, bars, and taverns may resume operating according to their permitted hours. Also, there is no more upper limit on gathering size, provided all attendees follow masking and social distancing guidelines.

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Clay County Announces Winter Sports Options — 102.7FM KPGZ-lp

Details: On Friday, November 13, the Clay County Public Health Center issued a statement which gave recommendations to school districts regarding the winter sports season. The health department offered schools three options on how to proceed with the activities as COVID-19 cases rise.

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COVID Tests May Inflate Numbers by Picking Up 'dead' Virus

Details: If true, many patients may have been receiving false-positive test results — causing much needless anxiety and disruption to everyday life — while the numbers of COVID-19 cases reported by public health authorities and major COVID tracking websites could be vastly overstated.. The admission came on a July 16 episode of This Week in Virology, a longtime …

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CDC: Fully Vaccinated People Don’t Need Masks Indoors

Details: The Clay County Public Health Center Emergency Health Order still stands in Phase 3 of the Recovery Plan, and has not been updated as of the publication of this story. If the Public Health Center announces any updates to the Recovery Plan, KPGZ News will post that announcement. KPGZ News - Brian Watts contributed to this story

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Stay Safe Outdoors This Summer — 102.7FM KPGZ-lp

Details: According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional injury worldwide and in Missouri, and the majority child drowning fatalities in Missouri occurred in unsupervised children under the age of five.

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Missouri Moves to Phase 1B in Vaccination Plan — 102.7FM

Details: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director Dr. Randall Williams issued a statewide health order today regarding the vaccination of individuals in Phase 1A, Phase 1B - Tier 1, and Phase 1B - Tier 2. The order outlines who can be vaccinated as part of the state’s determined phases and applies to those administering the federally

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Kearney School District Considers Relaxing Mask Mandate

Details: The Kearney School District sent a notice on Friday to parents and posted on its website that district officials will be considering how relaxing the mask mandate will affect students, faculty and staff. The district has followed the guidance of the Clay County Public Health Center throughout the pandemic, and the health center has strongly

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Parson Rejects Federal Vaccine Mandate — 102.7FM KPGZ-lp

Details: On September 10, Biden announced his plans to use the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue an unconstitutional vaccine mandate for private employers. The mandate would require employers with at least 100 employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.

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No Decision in School District Mask Mandate — 102.7FM KPGZ-lp

Details: Dr. White’s recommendation to ensure consistent, in-person school attendance for students and staff is to implement an indoor, universal mask mandate for students, staff and visitors. The mandate would remain in effect until Clay County Public Health Department case counts remain in the yellow status (49 per 100,000) for three consecutive weeks.

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Clay County Public Health Center Amends Emergency Order

Details: The Clay County Public Health Center has extended and amended the current public health emergency order. The emergency order issued on June 15th will largely remain in place but there are a number of changes to the order. * All businesses and organizations occupancy restrictions are to continue at 50% of the entity’s authorized building/fire

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Mid-Continent Public Library Follows Kansas City Order

Details: In response to the rapidly developing public health concerns regarding COVID-19, face coverings or masks must be worn over the nose and mouth by all visitors and staff inside Mid-Continent Public Library locations beginning Monday, June 29th.

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Clay County to Require Face Coverings — 102.7FM KPGZ-lp

Details: Clay County Public Health is reporting over the past two weeks, Clay County has seen a 36% increase in active COVID-19 cases. There has also been a 300% increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations in the past 30 days, with the daily average rising from 10 …

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Kearney Businesses Win Food Safety Excellence Awards — 102

Details: In 2019, the Environmental Health Protection section of Clay County Public Health Center conducted 1,390 routine food establishment inspections, 233 temporary food event inspections and investigated 125 food-related complaints. KPGZ News - Jim Dickerson contributed to this report

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Liberty Hospital Adds Three New Services

Details: Haleigh Jackson, PT, DPT, is a physical therapist who specializes in pelvic floor health at Liberty Hospital Sports Medicine and Norterre Outpatient Therapy. The only pelvic floor specialist in the Northland, Jackson received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa, and completed further coursework

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Kearney School District Releases Re-Opening Plan — 102.7FM

Details: “Through the work of the Reentry Task Force, the Ad Hoc Committee on Health and Safety, the administrative team, professional organizations, and in collaboration with public health experts, this plan has been designed to recognize the health and safety needs of students and staff, while providing the learning experiences critical to the

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Saturday is Prescription Drug Take Back Day — 102.7FM KPGZ-lp

Details: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, April 24, and local organizations like Excelsior Springs Safe and the Clay County Public Health Center are encouraging individuals to take advantage of the program by safely disposing of old medications. Prescription and over-the-counter medicati

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CDC Reverses Course on Mask Policies — 102.7FM KPGZ-lp

Details: Just a few weeks ago the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released guidance for schools to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic. The guidance calls for school districts to prioritize COVID-19 prevention to keep students learning in-person.

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New CDC Report Shows 94% of COVID-19 Deaths Had Underlying

Details: According to the report, only 6% of deaths have COVID-19 as the only cause mentioned, revealing that 94% of patients who died from coronavirus, also had underlying health conditions. For the 94% of deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death.

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Parson Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Becomes Law

Details: Patient information is protected health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and will continue to be maintained as such in accordance with the federal law under SB 63. SB 63 further states that patient information is considered a closed record under state law and will not be provided to law

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Detention Center Quarantines to Protect Inmates — 102.7FM

Details: The Clay County Detention Center will be in a modified lock down state for 10 days to protect the health of inmates. The modified lock down begins Wednesday, August 11 at 10 pm. The modified lock down means inmates will be able to move freely in their assigned day rooms with other inmates and not be confined to their cells.

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Covid Herd Immunity by April — 102.7FM KPGZ-lp

Details: According to an article which appeared in the Wall Street Journal, we could see Covid herd immunity by April according to Dr. Marty Makary, who is a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, chief medical adviser to Sesame Care, and author of “The Price

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Overinflated COVID-19 Cases Caused by Database Error — 102

Details: The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) said a “database extract error” resulted in an incorrect inflation of the number of reported COVID- 19 cases in Missouri over the several days.

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Medical Marijuana Funds Transferred to Veterans Commission

Details: The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has made the second transfer of funds from Missouri’s medical marijuana program to the Missouri Veterans Commission. The total amount transferred is $6,843,310. Missourians voted in November 2018 to adopt Constitutional Amendment 2, known now as Article XIV.

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Kearney Graduate Develops Coronavirus

Details: Clay County Public Health Center will conduct a “close contact” investigation, and individuals that are determined to be close contacts will be called by the health department. CCPHC recommends anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 to meet with your personal health care provider. KPGZ News - Brian Watts contributed to this story.

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No Change in Quarantine Recommendations from CCPHC — 102

Details: On December 7, the Clay County Public Health Center issued a statement that said it is unable to support the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s revised guidance that provides two shorter quarantine options. Although the CDC still recommends the full quarantine 14 days after exposure, it rel

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Chief Medical Officer Awarded Highest Honor

Details: “Dr. Adiga has defined a local and regional leadership role by guiding the hospital’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as participating with other regional CMOs to provide transparency and guidance on the spread of COVID-19. He has advised our community partners in public health and education on their pandemic response.

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KSD Updates Football Guidelines for

Details: The Kearney School District announced expectations for Friday night football games beginning with the Fort Osage/Kearney game on August 28. The statement of health and safety guidelines is based on recommendations from the CDC, Clay County Public Health Center, MSHSAA and the Kansas City Suburban Conference.

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KC Suburban Conference Schools Vote for Fall Activities

Details: Schools cited the importance of health and safety guidelines while participating in upcoming league practices and contests. Individual schools and districts will be sharing with their communities’ ways in which they will be providing safe and healthy environments for students, staff, and spectators at all future fall events.

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