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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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Announcements and Resources
State considers expanding remote work: Some of Missouri's state departments are demonstrating they can deliver the same level of performance for the public with many of their staff working remotely — opening discussions about whether some staff may continue to work remotely beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
Missouri sheet metal union donates mask-making parts: Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Christy Bullock has been trying to optimize the design of her homemade face masks.
Local theaters hope for safe, strong reopenings: After weeks of empty seats and closed doors, local theater groups are considering how they can return to performing for audiences while balancing the new concerns of life amid a global pandemic.
Capital Mall businesses starting to return to normal: Despite some stores remaining closed, most businesses at Capital Mall reopened earlier this month and they have been keeping busy.
Year's three disasters have challenged Capital City's strength, charity: Three disasters struck Jefferson City over the past year, each bringing unique, difficult challenges.
JC Schools postponing graduation to July: Jefferson City School District has again postponed its graduation commencement due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Parson: 3 strategies to drive increased COVID testing: Gov. Mike Parson outlined Thursday the three strategies Missouri will use to reach his stated goal of conducting 7,500 COVID-19 tests per day, while Missouri's public health director said the state is not reporting separate antibody test results in a way that can lead to discrepancies in pandemic data — as the federal government and a few other states have done.
Helias cancels summer school: Helias Catholic High School has canceled summer school and switched to an eight-period day for the fall semester in light of concerns about COVID-19.
Ameren to help low-income customers with electric bills: The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a modified agreement between Ameren Missouri and the Office of the Public Counsel to provide approximately $3.
Local COVID-19 testing sites to close for holiday: COVID-19 testing sites in Mid-Missouri will be closed Monday for Memorial Day.The SSM Health drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites in Jefferson City and Mexico both will be closed.
ONLINE ONLY: Signs of the times: Since the coronavirus pandemic broke out in the United States, plenty has changed. The way we eat, work, spend our free time, worship, exercise and interact with others have all been altered as the country, state and county adjust to new guidelines to keep community members safe and healthy.