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
Mid-Missouri pastor remembered for generous spirit: Kevin Kohler left a lasting impression on communities he touched in Central Missouri.Kohler, the pastor at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, died Saturday due to complications from COVID-19.
Capital Region Medical Center announces visitor restrictions: As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in Mid-Missouri, Capital Region Medical Center is restricting visitors into the hospital and clinics, with exceptions.
Commission approves county, nonprofit CARES Act requests: The Cole County Commission on Tuesday approved more than $243,000 in internal county government requests for federal COVID-19 pandemic aid, as well as some requests from nonprofit organizations.
COVID-19 testing site to be closed on holiday: The St. Mary's Hospital drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in Jefferson City will be closed Thursday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Missouri State Parks closing indoor spaces: Missouri State Parks will temporarily close indoor spaces, including visitor centers, nature centers, museums and offices, beginning this week.
Miller County reports 37th COVID-19 death: Miller County has reported the 37th death of a resident related to COVID-19.
Callaway County reports 12th COVID-19 death: Callaway County's deaths attributed to COVID-19 now stand at 12, according to a Monday update from the Callaway County Health Department.
Jefferson City churches record 'words of hope' for health care workers: Local pastors bring the "good news" to the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 continues to affect Lincoln University's finances: While the budget and finance committee of Lincoln University's Board of Curators found Monday that Lincoln's finances are in overall satisfactory shape, there are still effects from the COVID-19 pandemic that still need to be sorted out.
Callaway County Health Department announces contact tracing changes: Callaway County residents will now be expected to notify their own close contacts after testing positive with COVID-19.
Under 'extreme risk' COVID-19 classification, Moniteau County issues health advisories The Moniteau County Health Center issued a public health warning Monday, as Moniteau County currently is classified by the state of Missouri as an "extreme risk" county.