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
Decisions still being made in Missouri's COVID-19 vaccine plan: There is not yet an approved vaccine to fight COVID-19, and there are details of Missouri's plan for eventual vaccine distribution that still need to be worked out.
Missouri unemployment staff cut before spring claim surge: The Missouri agency that handles unemployment claims saw its staffing slashed by nearly 40 percent in recent years before this spring's surge in claims amid the coronavirus pandemic strained the system.
Fall festivities fare well despite pandemic concerns: Area pumpkin patches and fall festivals have been pleasantly surprised to stay busy this season, despite ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
Teachers awarded grants to assist with special needs students: The Jefferson City Special Education Parent Teacher Association recently awarded grants to teachers in the Jefferson City School District to help with the unique classroom challenges for special needs students this year due to COVID-19.
Emails: Parson was warned about virus outbreak before Truman Building visit: Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's coronavirus diagnoses came about a week after he visited a state office building despite being warned about an outbreak among workers, emails show.
Callaway County warns of potential COVID-19 spread at cornhole tournament: More than one attendee of the Oct. 17 cornhole tournament at the Fulton VFW has since tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Callaway County Health Department.
Pandemic leaves Jefferson City low-income units vacant, delays repairs: The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused renovation delays at one low-income housing property in Jefferson City while potentially stopping people from moving in to another.
Two hospitals: COVID-19 admissions rising: Capital Region Medical Center has seen its number of COVID-19 patients climb since September.