As news about the novel coronavirus continues to evolve, the News Tribune wants to ensure the community is up-to-date. Below are links to up-to-date local event announcements, business closings and changes, and news articles about COVID-19.
Announcements and Resources
Cole County spending down remaining COVID-19 relief funds: The Cole County Commission is trying to spend the county's remaining federal COVID-19 relief funds by the end of the month.
Coronavirus test clinic planned at Missouri Capitol after outbreak: Missouri legislative leaders said Thursday that they are planning to open a rapid COVID-19 testing clinic inside the Capitol building, after the annual session began with an outbreak of the disease.
Cole County health providers begin COVID-19 vaccinations for public: Cole County health leaders are advising residents to be patient — those who want it will receive a coronavirus vaccination as soon as possible.
COVID-19 supply boxes begin to arrive in Cole County: The 35,000 white boxes of COVID-19 supply boxes Cole County purchased for residents with federal CARES Act money have begun to arrive in Jefferson City, and more should come in throughout the week.
Utility assistance available for those facing COVID-19 hardship: Energy assistance dollars are still available for families in Central Missouri who get their electric and gas service from Ameren Missouri and are experiencing financial strain due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. Parson calls on National Guard to assist in vaccination efforts: Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday asked the state's residents to remain patient during the roll-out of vaccines for the coronavirus.
Some Missourians asked to give back COVID-related payments: Some Missourians who received unemployment insurance payments during the coronavirus pandemic are now being told they have to pay back the money.