Live Updates: Coronavirus in the Ozarks
KSMU is dedicated to broadcasting critically important information as our community experiences the COVID-19 pandemic. Below, you'll find our ongoing coverage. But first, these local resources:
Missourians in eligible population categories can sign up for the vaccine now. Find out if you are in an eligible phase or tier by clicking here. Vaccinators in the Ozarks region include some health care facilities and stores. You can click on the following vaccinators for more information: CoxHealth, Jordan Valley Community Health Center, Mercy, Missouri Vaccine Navigator, Sam's Club, Walmart, and Missouri State University's Magers Health and Wellness Center.
If you are sick in the Ozarks region and suspect you may have COVID-19, call your doctor or health care provider first. Use "telemedicine," also known as Virtual Visits, to seek medical treatment so you don't expose others to illness. Here's a link to CoxHealth Virtual Visits and here's the link to virtual visits through MyMercy.
And you can click here for the Springfield-Greene County Health Department's special page on COVID-19.
For the latest information and advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), click here.
Missouri's Department of Health and Senior Services has set up a coronavirus hotline; residents and medical providers can call 877-435-8411. And if you'd like to share how the pandemic is affecting you, email us at email@example.com. See our ongoing local coverage below.
Missouri is expanding COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all adults on Friday, April 9. Mercy has now opened appointments online for those who want to get a vaccination. Appointment information at 833-364-6777.