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:
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.
CoxHealth is offering free virtual visits to people with symptoms of COVID-19, which include a fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Those patients should use the code COVID when beginning a virtual visit with CoxHealth at the link above. Or they can call 417-269-TMED (8633).
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 needing advice on the virus can call 877-435-8411 at any time on any day.
Click here for updates on area nonprofits and local government.
And if you would like to share how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting you, email us at email@example.com. See our ongoing local coverage below.