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
Parson to divert doses from pharmacies to boost vaccine rate: Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is seeking to take unused doses of the coronavirus vaccine back from pharmacies so they can be distributed to mass vaccination sites operated by the National Guard in an effort to speed up the sluggish pace of immunizations.
Capitol staffer tests positive for COVID-19, 2 Missouri senators in quarantine: A staffer for the Missouri Senate's conservative caucus has tested positive for COVID-19, and two state senators announced Tuesday they will quarantine because of possible exposure.
Missouri substitute teacher reimbursement extended: Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's office recently approved an extension for state coronavirus relief funds to reimburse substitute teachers.
Cole County Health Department to become regional implementation team for COVID-19: The Cole County Health Department will become a regional implementation team for COVID-19 after the Cole County Commission approved a contract Tuesday with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
Missouri House budget committee signs off on $320 million for rental assistance: Missouri lawmakers are hoping to quickly approve about $320 million in funding for rental assistance — part of the $25 billion in rental assistance passed by Congress in December's COVID-19 relief package.
Free COVID-19 testing planned in Jefferson City: A free community COVID-19 testing event is planned in Jefferson City next week.
South Callaway returns to in-person learning: Three of four South Callaway R-2 buildings moved to distance learning Monday, but return to in-person classes Tuesday.