STREAMING NOW: Watch Now
CLOSINGS: View Closings

Covid-19 surge limits clinic hours

The clinic will be open for immunizations and TB testing from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday only.

Posted: Jul 15, 2021 9:57 AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The rise in cases in Buchanan County is already impacting hours at the health department for clinics.

Earlier this month, the St. Joseph Health Department invited the public to come into the clinic for walk-in Covid-19 vaccinations during regular business hours.

However, the situation has escalated so dramatically and quickly, that's no longer the case.

Beginning Tuesday, the clinic will be open for immunizations and TB testing from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday only.

Some clinic staff are shifting over to help case investigators address the current surge in Covid-19 cases.

“Those cases are outpacing the size of our dedicated team so we want to keep offering services and so it becomes a matter of how do we adjust and how do we balance,” Connie Werner from the St. Joseph Health Department said.

The new schedule began yesterday and runs until Friday August 6. Then on Monday, August 9, the clinic will be open to help families with school immunizations.

St. Joseph
Clear
78° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 78°
Maryville
Partly Cloudy
77° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 78°
Savannah
Clear
78° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 78°
Cameron
Partly Cloudy
76° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 76°
Atchison
Clear
79° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 79°
Comfortable and mild conditions are set to continue today with highs in the upper 70s and lower 80s under partly cloudy skies. Winds will be a bit breezy today with gusts up to 25 mph. A weak cold front will move through the area later this evening. Clouds will build into the area today as the front passes. A few isolated areas of light rain can’t be ruled out as the front moves through. Temperatures will remain in the 70s on Saturday under mostly sunny skies. Temperatures will really start to warm up on Sunday with highs in the upper 80s. Above average temperatures will continue through the beginning of next week as sunny and dry weather remains.
KQTV Radar
KQTV Temperatures
KQTV Alerts

Community Events