The Phelps/Maries County Health Department has been notified of its second confirmed case of COVID-19 in Phelps County. A probable case is also being announced for Phelps County. These cases are connected to a previously announced positive case from Crawford County.
Phelps County News
Phelps County has been selected by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) as one of eight COVID-19 targeted testing locations to provide surveillance data. The targeted testing effort will include 3,200 (400 per location) tests for both symptomatic and asymptomatic Missouri residents.
In March, Missouri University of Science and Technology moved all courses online as the majority of students departed campus to continue their studies remotely to help address the COVID-19 pandemic. But that hasn’t stopped the university’s Video Game Music Ensemble from practicing and performing music regularly via video chat programs.
Dr. Frank Liou, the Michael and Joyce Bytnar Professor and director of manufacturing engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has won the 2020 Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal from SME (formerly the Society of Manufacturing Engineers).
Part of the Phelps/Maries County Health Department’s duty to protect the public’s health, is informing of potential COVID-19 exposure in the community. We were alerted by the Crawford County Health Department of a potential exposure within Phelps County.