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 school districts to receive rapid COVID-19 tests: Several Mid-Missouri school districts are among those in the state that requested rapid-result COVID-19 tests from a shipment by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
COVID-19 patients can vote curbside: A COVID-19 diagnosis and accompanying quarantine won't prevent you from voting absentee today and Saturday in Cole County.
Cole County approves COVID-19 funds for 2 hospitals: The Cole County Commission on Tuesday approved federal COVID-19 relief funds for Capital Region Medical Center and St. Mary's Hospital to help pay for the costs the Jefferson City hospitals have incurred for COVID-19 testing.
Trick or treat in motion: This Halloween, area school bus drivers will dress up in costumes and drive around in a Halloween-decorated bus to spread some joy — and candy.
Miller County reports 3 more COVID-19 deaths: Miller County reported three new deaths related to COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the county to 22 total deaths related to the coronavirus.
Moniteau County reports 11th COVID-19 death: Moniteau County reported its 11th death due to the coronavirus Tuesday, the county's second COVID-19 death this week and sixth in the past month.
Jefferson City School District lengthens Thanksgiving break: The Jefferson City School District has extended its Thanksgiving break to offer respite to staff and students amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eugene junior high, high school moves to virtual learning: Students in grades 7-12 in the Cole County R-5 School District in Eugene switched to virtual learning Monday due to a staffing shortage and concerns about potential COVID-19 spread.