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Latest COVID-19 count in Missouri: at least 9 dead, 670 people test positive

A St. Louis County woman in her 80s is Missouri’s ninth coronavirus related death. County leaders announced the casualty on Thursday. Missouri has at least 670 people who have tested positive for the respiratory disease. According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams, some 7,000 people have been tested in […]

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Governor Parson mobilizes National Guard in Missouri’s fight against COVID-19

Gov. Mike Parson has signed an executive order to begin having Missouri National Guard members aid in the state’s battle against COVID-19. In a press release, Parson says soldiers will help to provide more immediate resources to Missourians and enhance the state’s ability to overcome the global pandemic. Parson made the decision after conferring with […]

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Saint Luke’s Health System accepting donations of protective equipment

Saint Luke’s Health System is accepting donations of personal protective equipment to help health care professionals stay safe and healthy as they provide care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Personal protective equipment is “highly specialized gear that minimizes the exposure of hazards that can cause workplace injuries or illnesses.” Saint Luke’s Health System includes Wright Memorial […]

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Audio: Missouri grocers working with attorney general to prevent gouging during pandemic

Missouri’s attorney general is teaming up with the Missouri Grocers Association (MGA), to protect you from any potential price-gouging during the COVID-19 outbreak. State Rep. Dan Shaul, R-Imperial, heads the 1,300 member MGA. He told the attorney general’s office last week that there will be upward price pressure on some commodities, due to the rapid sale […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation offers free nature-focused online learning resources

With so many Missourians stuck at home, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering teachers, parents, students, and others its free Discover Nature Schools nature-based curriculum for pre-kindergarten through high school online. You can find Discover Nature Schools information and curriculum for pre-kindergarten through high school online. The Missouri Department of Conservation also offers other […]

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Missouri State Auditor releases annual statewide audit

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released the annual Statewide Single Audit, which reviews the state’s financial reporting and the management and spending of $12 billion in federal funds. This year’s Statewide Single Audit reviewed 12 major federal programs and reported eight findings related to eight programs at three state agencies. The audit raised concerns with […]

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Missouri receives nearly 30% of total unemployment claims filed in 2019 in just one week

The number of Missourians filing for unemployment has escalated this month. During a Capitol press briefing, Gov. Mike Parson says COVID-19 is taking its toll on the state’s workforce. In just the past week, the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, has received nearly 30% of the total number of unemployment claims filed in […]

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Attorney General issues cease and desist letter to Missouri man price gouging on N95 masks

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt issued a cease and desist letter to a Springfield area man who was confirmed, after investigation, to be selling N95 masks at inflated prices in the Springfield area. Attorney General Schmitt’s office opened an investigation in response to a report of possible price gouging by a report from TV station […]

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Governor Parson requests Federal Disaster Declaration for Missouri in response to COVID-19

Governor Mike Parson has requested that President Donald J. Trump approved a major disaster declaration for the entire state of Missouri to provide federal assistance for state and local COVID-19 pandemic preparedness and emergency response efforts. In the request filed Tuesday, Governor Parson said the pandemic is of such severity and magnitude that an effective […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

USDA implements measures to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by COVID-19

USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will keep customers, partners, and stakeholders updated as more actions are taken to better serve rural America. Rural Housing Service Single-Family Housing Effective March 19, borrowers with USDA single-family housing Direct […]