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
Schools prepare for second COVID-era graduation: It's almost time for another round of graduation ceremonies during the COVID-19 pandemic. But this year, there's less anxiety and a smoother process since cases are low and schools have adjusted to COVID-19 protocols since last year's ceremonies.
Jefferson City Council members mixed on next step with virtual meetings: As vaccinations continue around the country, organizations and governments are deciding what policies should be moving forward.
Housing Authority sees drop in rental applicants: The waiting list for rental properties with the Jefferson City Housing Authority is at an all-time low, and staff is attributing it to the effects of COVID-19.
CRMC switchboard operators sew help, hope: During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Missouri health care workers were confident they had enough personal protective equipment to withstand demand.
Local hospitals to celebrate their employees next week: Health care workers in the United States have been at the front lines in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic for more than 16 months.
Deaths outpaced births in Missouri: More people in Missouri died in 2020 than were born, a rarity that was due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic.
National Guard to scale back COVID-19 vaccine support: The Missouri National Guard has begun scaling back its involvement at mass vaccination site locations in May.
Health care providers find new ways to get vaccines into arms: As the Cole County Community Central Vaccination Site prepares to reduce hours to two days a week, health care providers are finding out-of-the-box ways to get vaccinations into arms.