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A new COVID-19 call center operated by Joplin hospitals received more than 300 calls on Monday during its first day of operation, but fewer than a dozen people had to be tested as a result, health officials said Tuesday.

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Both the Joplin and Carthage locations of the Jasper County Assessor's Office will be closed to the public until further notice.

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MIAMI, Okla. — Integris Hospital will launch a new free online tool to help Oklahoma residents determine if they have symptoms that could be consistent with COVID-19.

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The Missouri State Highway Patrol has suspended all written and skills-based road testing for driver's licenses at examination locations statewide through April 6 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's death toll from the coronavirus doubled to six in one day, and cities and counties statewide took new measures Tuesday to slow the spread of the virus.

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Overwhelmed health care systems around the world and even in some parts of the United States raise questions about the ability of the health care system to handle the COVID-19 pandemic when it peaks, but officials at the state and local level insist Missouri and Joplin are prepared when it c…

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The American Heart Association is advising residents with coronary heart disease or hypertension to take extra precautions because it appears they are more likely than others to develop severe symptoms if they are infected by the new coronavirus.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two more Missourians died from the coronavirus, officials said Friday, and the number of confirmed cases of the illness nearly doubled in one day.

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Several upcoming community plays have been either postponed or outright canceled due to ongoing coronavirus concerns.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Members of the state Senate are quarantined in their offices after someone has tested positive for COVID-19, according to an email sent to the chamber’s personnel Tuesday.

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PITTSBURG, Kan. — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kansas Crossing Casino will temporarily close beginning at 2 a.m. Wednesday until March 30.

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PITTSBURG, Kan. — Pittsburg State University faculty will deliver courses via alternate methods through the end of the spring semester. Faculty will begin the transition this week; classes will resume March 30.

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Pupils in Southeast Kansas who rely on their school cafeterias for their daily meals won’t have to worry about going hungry during closures this week as districts implement curbside meal service options.

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The Community Clinic of Southwest Missouri has altered its hours of operation as part of its protocol to fight the spread of COVID-19.

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Beginning at noon today, the Joplin Salvation Army will serve to-go lunches to residents from the side door in the alley at its building, 320 E. Eighth St., instead of from its cafeteria through at least March 31.

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WYANDOTTE, Okla. — River Bend Casino and Hotel and Lucky Turtle Casino, both properties of Wyandotte Nation, will temporarily close as part of the tribe’s effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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The need to support local Joplin businesses during the worldwide outbreak of the coronavirus was the primary reason why Doris and Loren Saathoff were sitting comfortably at their favorite corner booth Monday afternoon inside Crabby’s Seafood Bar and Grill, enjoying a late lunch.

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The Oklahoma Department of Education on Monday announced the closure of all K-12 public schools statewide until at least April 6 as the number of COVID-19 cases climbs and the risk of community spread grows.

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Charles Robert Boyd, born October 21, 1932, in Earle, AR. Charles was a born again Christian who loved the Lord, left his earthly home May 22, 2020, and entered his Heavenly home at the age of 87. Charles was a member of the Webb City Nazarene Church, where he had worked in several areas of …

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