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KSMU is dedicated to broadcasting critically important information as our community experiences the COVID-19 pandemic. Below, you'll find our ongoing coverage.

Springfield Moves To Hospital-Based COVID-19 Testing

Hospitals and clinics will continue to offer COVID-19 tests as a mobile testing site in Springfield shuts down.  Around 6000 people were tested at the site that was established on March 16 as a joint effort between Mercy, CoxHealth and Jordan Valley Community Health Center, according to a news release from the City of Springfield.

It says Mercy, CoxHealth and Jordan Valley will provide testing for COVID-19 at three different locations for people who have been referred by a primary care provider.  Payment is not a barrier to testing, according to city officials.

Someone who has symptoms but doesn’t have a primary care provider can use virtual care options to seek medical treatment.  Information is available at

Michele Skalicky has worked at KSMU since the station occupied the old white house at National and Grand. She enjoys working on both the announcing side and in news and has been the recipient of statewide and national awards for news reporting. She likes to tell stories that make a difference. Michele enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, camping and leisurely kayaking.