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
Job center reopens following tornado damage, pandemic closure: The Missouri Job Center in Jefferson City has reopened at a new location after being closed for more than a year.
No spring break for State Tech; employees getting 3% raise: State Technical College of Missouri in Linn will not have a spring break in 2021 because of COVID-19, but despite state budget restrictions caused by the pandemic, the college's employees will get a 3 percent raise.
Missouri health department seeks to fund counties' anti-flu efforts: The more than $17,000 contract between the Missouri and Cole County health departments approved this week by the Cole County Commission is an example of how the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services wants to use federal money this year to boost influenza vaccinations.
Missouri's economic recovery 'essentially flat' in August: Missouri's unemployment rate remained better than the national rate last month, but economic recovery in the state from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic stalled compared to gains made earlier in the summer.