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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. 

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Mid-Missouri News

Callaway United Way launches COVID-19 fund In response to increased community need, the Callaway County United Way is launching a fund dedicated to supporting COVID-19 response efforts.

Economic development aid network being deployed The Missouri Department of Economic Development has activated a statewide network of more than 400 economic development groups to offer assistance to employers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jefferson City Police Department: No problems yet reported following stay-at-home order Jefferson City police Monday said there were no problems from the public during a stay-at-home ordered issued last week due to the COVID-19 emergency, but officers did contact several businesses that failed to close as required under the order.

Mid-Missouri native medical student battles COVID-19 A Jefferson City-area native who is preparing to begin her medical residency has come down with COVID-19.

State Tech restricts employee travel after Cole County order State Technical College of Missouri has barred non-essential personnel from traveling from Cole County to the school's campus in Linn, after Cole County enacted a stay-at-home order last week.

Missouri reports more than 1,000 COVID-19 cases, 13 dead The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Missouri surpassed 1,000 on Monday and the state's death toll rose to 13.

Democrat leader dies after contracting COVID-19 virus A Democratic Party leader in western Missouri died Sunday after contracting COVID-19..

Local law enforcement: Changes in call volume not anticipated Despite orders for people to have less contact with each other in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, local law enforcement leaders don't anticipate a drop in calls for service from the public.

Indoor activities not the only option during stay-at-home order A Cole County stay-at-home order doesn't mean you can't go outside for recreation and exercise. In fact, it's encouraged.

COVID-19 concerns change procedures for expectant mothers The anticipation of pregnancy and giving birth, typically a joyful time, has some added stress and concern for expecting mothers as fears around the spread of the coronavirus grow.

Animal shelter closing public operations during pandemic Jefferson City residents looking to adopt a furry friend will not be able to visit the Jefferson City Animal Shelter for the time being.

Bingo game calls for support of local restaurants Fears of spreading the coronavirus have closed down restaurants and small businesses or made them adjust operations, but a couple of local businessmen have created a game to encourage people to keep visiting.

COVID-19 presenting new challenges for farmers Keeping Missouri farmers and other agriculture workers healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic is of utmost importance, state government officials have said.

Local businesses partner to 'Feed #JCMO' "Helping those that feed us, to help those who need food."That's the premise behind Feed #JCMO, a campaign started by two local businesses to help support Jefferson City restaurants and feed the hungry during the coronavirus pandemic.

More Missourians seeking mental health help amid COVID-19 fears As Missourians deal with the effects of social distancing and job loss driven by the new coronavirus, mental health crisis centers and hotlines say more people are calling for help.

Westminster takes steps to help students In the wake of cancellations related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Westminster College has announced plans to waive ACT and SAT requirements for fall 2020 applicants.


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