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
New England's success against COVID-19 could be a model for others: For Dr. Jeremy Faust, the moment he realized the pandemic no longer dominated his workday came over Memorial Day weekend, when he didn't see a single coronavirus case over two shifts in the emergency room at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.
Vaccines to accompany mobile food pantry again through June: The Community Health Center of Central Missouri will again provide vaccinations at mobile food pantry sites in June.
Southwestern Missouri seeing uptick in COVID-19 cases: Health officials in Springfield and Joplin are seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations amid relatively low vaccination rates and more people gathering for social events without masks or social distancing.
Flawed data makes it hard to track vaccine equity: Throughout the COVID-19 vaccination effort, public health officials and politicians have insisted providing shots equitably across racial and ethnic groups is a top priority.
Cole County vaccination site reduces its hours again: The Cole County coronavirus vaccination clinic is down to operating one day per week.
Missouri prison visits to resume: For the first time in more than 14 months, visitation at all Missouri prison facilities will be available for vaccinated offenders.
New Jefferson City bill would allow virtual meetings, participation: All city committees could be able to conduct business virtually, but with some restrictions, under a bill approved Wednesday by a council committee.