Phelps County News

Health Department returns services to curbside or appointment only as COVID cases rise

            The Phelps/Maries County Health Department announced last week all services the department will return to curbside or by appointment only. This will affect anyone coming to the facility for services, as the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

PMCHD closing office access on Monday

Effective, Monday, August 31, 2020, all services at the Phelps/Maries County Health Department will return to curbside or by appointment only. The main doors will be locked to the public, and you will have to call the phone number posted to gain access.

Missouri S&T provides same-day antigen testing for its students

Student health services at Missouri University of Science and Technology now has the ability to return COVID-19 testing results in a single day. The university recently installed new testing equipment that looks for antigens – molecules that cause a person’s immune system to produce antibodies against illnesses.

S&T research on soybean oil may benefit manufacturers, farmers and environment

    Replacing a petroleum and water mixture with soybean oil as a lubricant and cooling agent for cutting metal would save money, reduce environmental impact, be safer for workers, and potentially help soybean farmers across the U.S., say Missouri University of Science and Technology researchers who are developing the method.

Several potential COVID exposures identified by health department

The following was released today by the Phelps-Maries County Health Department this afternoon:

During the course of case investigations, we have identified a cluster of positive cases that have identified the following locations for potential exposure to COVID-19.  Some individuals were experiencing symptoms while at these locations.