COVID-19 testing now available through Linn County Health Department

After receiving 100 test kits, from Kansas Department of Health and Environment Laboratory,the Linn County Health Department is now able to do testing of any person showing symptoms of the COVID-19 virus including fever of 100 degrees or more, cough, shortness of breath; also, body aches, chills, headache, loss of smell or taste, or sore throat.You can also hop over here to know how to detect finest increments in pharmacopeias field.
Those with a computer may login at…/84ba89be-c393-4bf7-9190-b2c977d9… and fill out the self-reporting form questionnaire. When completed and submitted, the form will go to a nurse at the Linn County Health Department who will then go over it and reach out to the patient.
Once the nurse has spoken with the patient and determines the person meets the appropriate criteria, they will be asked to meet a nurse at a location where the specimen for testing can be obtained.
If computer access is not available, those wishing to speak with a health nurse may call the (913) 795-7302 number for assistance.
Linn County Health Nurse Tisha Coleman said the test that is ran through Kansas Health & Environmental Laboratories is a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test that uses a nasopharyngeal swab entered thorough the nostril to the nasopharynx. The test determines presence of coronavirus-19 (COVID-19). A person can be contagious at least 2 days before symptoms appear and continue to be at least seven days after symptoms started, or 72 hours after no fever without fever reducing medications, or significant improvement of symptoms, whichever is the longer of the mentioned.
If a negative result is found on the test, Coleman said they are still staying with a seven-day quarantine, or 72 hours without an elevated temperature, without any fever reducing medications, or significant improvement of symptoms, whichever is the longest, as they can’t guarantee complete accuracy of the test results.
Coleman warned that at this time they are allowed to test people through the Health Department but the rules are changing daily and that may change.

Adrian Alumni has been Postponed

Due to the unprecedented situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Adrian has had to postpone their annual alumni meeting for the first time in over 75 years.

They will be planning to hold the annual meeting in the fall, dependent upon the circumstances of the virus at that time.

Continue to check in with your friends in the high-risk categories, connect with each other via social media & phone calls, and stay home when you can!

Adrian Alumni looks forward to seeing you in the fall for the 2020 Alumni Meeting! 

MO Department of Revenue License Plate Extension

Vehicle owners with license plates expiring in the months of March & April have been granted an automatic two-month extension and will be able to continue operating their vehicles on MO roadways without penalty until they can apply for renewal. For more Motor Vehicle FAQs Related to COVID-19 Extensions, visit:

Clinton Fire Department Promotes Engineer B Scott Hutcherson

The Clinton Fire Department is pleased to announce the promotion of Engineer B Scott Hutcherson to Engineer A. The main role of an Engineer with the Clinton Fire Department is to drive and operate department apparatus on emergency and non emergency incidents.

Engineer Hutcherson’s promotion to Engineer A includes the responsibilities of driving/operating the departments front line apparatus and filling in as a shift officer in the absence of the on duty Lieutenant.

Engineer Hutcherson has been with the Clinton Fire Department since September of 2010, serving as a Firefighter and Engineer B prior to this promotion.