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Community Action Partnership of Greater St. Joseph helps people in need with different assistance programs. Many of the recipients are seniors.

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利众棋牌A local organization is adapting after an employee exhibited symptoms of COVID-19.

, Community Action Partnership of Greater St. Joseph said it is closing its main office building at 817 Monterey St. and all HeadStart centers until April 3.

The organization is contacting everyone who may have visited the office and encouraging them to self-monitor and quarantine.

CAPSTJOE Executive Director Whitney Lanning said staff leaders received the news from an employee that the person was experiencing symptoms aligning with COVID-19 and went to Mosaic Life Care. Lanning said this employee tested negative for influenza and was denied a COVID-19 test by the state. In a Facebook post later in the afternoon Tuesday, CAPSTJOE officials said they had a second case that went through the same process. Officials said out of precautionary manner they are putting both employees on a 14-day quarantine.

利众棋牌Missouri has held a strict testing criteria in order to not flood the state lab. Lanning said that the two employees were not tested because they had not traveled to a high-risk area.

利众棋牌Gov. Mike Parson was in St. Joseph Monday afternoon and addressed concerns of the amount of testing that Missouri has been able to administer. He said that Missourians should expect a dramatic increase in testing with help of Washington University and the University of Missouri.

利众棋牌“I think you’re going to see some dramatic increases in the testing daily,” Parson said. “I would say in the next two weeks, we’re probably going to have the capability of testing almost 10,000 per day.”

The Department of Health and Senior Services responded to News-Press NOW’s request regarding the denied tests by saying the patients may not have met the and they are hoping once testing expands they can broaden those requirements.

Lanning said CAPSTJOE locations will remain closed and employees will offer support remotely until they are able to re-open the office and HeadStart centers.

“I know that employees (showing symptoms) are still very concerned as we feel is understandable,” Lanning said.

利众棋牌Lanning said they are having employees who interacted with those showing symptoms to follow Centers for Disease Control guidelines and look for symptoms to show within 24 hours.

“We’re not going to be able to reach everyone that was in the office yesterday, but we’re going to do our best to do that,” Lanning said

利众棋牌According to Mosaic Life Care officials 21 people have been tested in St. Joseph and none of them have resulted in positive findings.

Clayton Anderson can be reached at clayton.. Follow him on twitter: @NPNowAnderson.