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
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.
Miller County reports 36th COVID-19 death Miller County has reported the 36th death of a resident related to COVID-19.
Utilities offer help to Missourians behind on bills: Almost half a million customers of Missouri's regulated utilities were behind on their bills in September, and 185,000 were working on payment plans to catch up with past-due accounts.
Nurse Donna cherishes bonds with students, families: For Donna Robinson, known as Nurse Donna in North Elementary School in Holts Summit, every day brings diverse challenges.
Jefferson City Council supports voluntary mask wearing, not mandate: Cole County and Jefferson City officials have recently promoted an advisory to curb the spread of the coronavirus including social distancing and wearing masks.
Grocery store owner: Shop early for Thanksgiving: Shopping for your Thanksgiving meal during a pandemic is no different in many respects from years past, but those in the grocery business say there may be one difference.
State taking steps to simplify Medicaid application process: The Missouri Department of Social Services is trying to transform its benefits application form before potentially hundreds of thousands of people become eligible for Medicaid in July.
In schools, stress, anxiety a real symptom of COVID-19: As students, staff and families experience stress and anxiety from challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, they are faced with yet another challenge — coping with and addressing these mental health concerns.