Missouri State Parks

Missouri State Parks cancels 2020 Katy Trail Ride

Out of an abundance of caution and to protect participants amid ongoing COVID-19 concerns, Missouri State Parks and the Missouri State Parks Foundation have canceled the 2020 Katy Trail Ride scheduled to begin Monday, June 22. The five-day, 240-mile annual ride, which takes travelers through many of Missouri’s rural communities, along with open fields and […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson highlights “Show-Me-Strong” Recovery Pillars as Missouri prepares to reopen today

“I want to assure Missourians that we are prepared,” Governor Parson said. “The overall trends in the data show that we have met the four pillars, and we are ready to safely reopen Missouri.” The “Show Me Strong Recovery” Pillars are designed to give Missouri a benchmark for moving forward: Expand the testing capacity and volume in […]

Healthcare

Putnam County Health Department releases guidelines on reopening

The Putnam County Health Department has released guidelines to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 to support Phase 1 of Governor Mike Parson’s Show Me Strong Recovery Plan effective Monday through May 31st. The guidelines say individuals should practice social distancing when out of their places of residence and take precautionary measures if a job […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri State Highway Patrol to begin written testing for all classes of licenses

 The superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that effective May 4, 2020, driver testing services will expand to include: Written testing for all classes of licenses Commercial driver license skills testing (pre-trip, basic, and road) However, non-CDL road testing is not included in this phase of service reinstatement. Those requiring the skills test for a […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson announces first phase of “Show Me Strong Recovery Plan” beginning May 4, 2020

Governor Mike Parson announced the first phase of the “Show Me Strong Recovery” Plan outlining how Missouri will gradually begin to reopen economic and social activity on Monday, May 4, 2020.  Governor Parson was joined by Missouri Hospital Association President and CEO Herb Kuhn, MO HealthNet Director Todd Richardson, Missouri Department of Economic Development Director […]

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

DNR temporarily suspends certain regulatory requirements for animal feeding operations

To help mitigate some of the unexpected operational challenges created by the COVID-19 state of emergency, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has temporarily suspended through May 15 certain provisions of its rule governing animal feeding operations in the state, including concentrated animal feeding operations. The Governor’s Office has temporarily suspended Subsection 2 of Section […]

Missouri Department of Corrections COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update (DOC)

Nineteen offenders at Southeast Correctional Center Test Positive for COVID-19

The Missouri Department of Corrections has received notification that 19 offenders in a quarantined housing wing at Southeast Correctional Center (SECC) have tested positive for COVID-19. Following positive test results for three of the wing’s residents earlier this week, the Department of Corrections took proactive measures to gather vital data, contain the virus, and protect the SECC […]

Missouri Department of Corrections COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update (DOC)

Southeast Correctional Center inmate tests positive for COVID-19

The Missouri Department of Corrections has received notification that an offender at Southeast Correctional Center (SECC), a men’s state prison in Charleston, Missouri, has tested positive for COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus. This notification marks the first MODOC offender to test positive for COVID-19 while inside a Missouri state prison. The offender has been held […]

Pesticides

Missouri Department of Natural Resources to offer free pesticide collection event

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will provide free pesticide collection events for Missouri farmers and households. One area event will be at the Northeast Missouri Fairgrounds in Kirksville on June 13th. Another pesticide pickup will be at the University of Missouri Hundley-Whaley Research Center at Albany on August 29th. The collections will be held […]

Medicaid

Audio: Supplemental budget passed by Missouri lawmakers expands Medicaid and funding for child care

One of the Missouri House Budget Committee’s senior members says the six-point-two billion dollar supplemental budget approved by the Legislature on Wednesday expands Medicaid to those impacted by the coronavirus and are below the poverty level. Versailles GOP State Representative David Wood chairs the Appropriations subcommittee on social services.     The budget contains funding […]

Moberly Park Trenton Missouri

Trenton Park Department closes additional facilities in response to COVID-19 concerns

The Trenton Park Department has announced additional closings of park facilities in response to the coronavirus concerns and requests for social distancing. Parks Director Jason Shuler has announced the closing all shelter houses, the disc golf course, the skate park, basketball courts, tennis courts, and horseshoe pits.  He noted the walking trail will remain open.  […]