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
7th Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance Service takes place virtually: On the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Rev. Starlette Thomas called for people to "cry out for justice.
Missouri map shows where you can get a vaccine. Not all providers listed have doses: Wondering where to go to get a coronavirus vaccine in Missouri? On Friday, the state launched an interactive map detailing where more than 1,100 providers are located across the state.
Here's what we know about vaccination plans in Missouri: As Missouri expands its COVID-19 vaccination schedule, details are emerging as to how you may be get your vaccination when it's your time to receive it.
Cole County schools anticipate COVID-19 vaccination clinics: It's unclear when exactly school staff will be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, but Cole County Health Department and Cole County school officials expect to hold mass vaccination clinics when they become available.
Second Paycheck Protection Program round expands access to farmers, other businesses: As a second round of Paycheck Protection Program assistance from the federal government gets underway, a local banker said there were some surprises in the new chapter of the program that may be beneficial to restaurants, hotels and some farms.
Our Opinion: Too many people 'not likely' to get vaccine: A new poll shows about 27 percent of Missourians are "not at all likely" to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Nearly half of Cole County's CARES Act funds went to county government: With most of the federal COVID-19 relief funds Cole County received now distributed, the largest portion of the money went to internal county government requests.
Jefferson City hospitals offer antibody treatment for COVID-19: An antibody treatment for COVID-19 is now being offered at both Jefferson City hospitals.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration in November issued an emergency use authorization for bamlanivimab for treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 in adult and pediatric patients.
Capital Region Medical Center changes hours for drive-thru COVID-19 testing: Capital Region Medical Center is reducing hours for its COVID-19 drive-thru testing unit beginning today.