Delta Variant is Rising in Stoddard County

The Heartland nursing facility that was plagued with the Delta variant is now COVID-19 free. The Advance Nursing Center is back to allowing visitors, but health officials say the Delta variant is still present in Stoddard County. Throughout the month of July, seniors at the Advance Health and Rehab Center have been on quarantine due to the Delta variant. Staff followed all protocols and guidelines and now the facility is free of the coronavirus. Officials say there are currently 157 active cases in the county and they are still waiting results to see how many people have the Delta variant. They say it takes three weeks for them to get results back, but at this point the only cases that they are aware of are from the Advance Skilled Nursing Facility.  Officials say the Stoddard County Health Department continues to hold weekly vaccination clinics free of charge for anyone wanting the va

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