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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 […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Two more coronavirus related deaths recorded in Missouri bring total to 8

Two more residents of an assisted-living center in southwest Missouri’s Springfield have died from the coronavirus, bringing the number of deaths in the state to eight. Springfield-Greene County Health Director Clay Goddard says the victims lived at Morningside of Springfield East. The latest victims are a woman in her 70s and a woman in her […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Second COVID-19 death recorded in Missouri

An assisted living woman in her 80s is Springfield’s first coronavirus related death. During a press conference today, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department in southwest Missouri announced the casualty – Missouri’s second COVID-19 related death today. The patient lived in Morningside of Springfield East. Three other patients have tested positive from the same assisted living […]

Missouri’s Social Security offices halt in-person services

To fight the spread of the coronavirus, all Missouri Social Security offices closed Tuesday to the public for in-person services. In a press release, the U.S. Social Security Administration says the agency encourages the public to access services online to apply for retirement, disability, and Medicare benefits, check the status of an application or appeal, request a […]

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Chillicothe R-2 School District to provide free meals to students during closure

The Chillicothe R-2 School District, community volunteers, and the Department of Health and Senior Services will provide free meals during the COVID-19 closure. The current day’s lunch and next day’s breakfast will be served to any person 18 years old or younger in the Chillicothe School District weekdays starting Wednesday, March 18, 2020, and continuing […]

Coronavirus Pandemic School Closings

Local list of schools closed due to Coronavirus concerns

Numerous area schools have reported plans to cancel in-person classes out of concerns for the coronavirus. KTTN has collected a list from various sources including websites, social media, and phone calls from school officials. As announced Monday, Trenton R-9 schools are on spring break which was a previously-scheduled week for classes to not be held. […]

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North Mercer School District cancels after-school activities

The North Mercer School District announces several decisions impacting activities previously scheduled through March 27th. All after-school activities, with the exception of the 21st Century After School Program, are being suspended for two weeks. This includes all MSHSAA activities; academic team and track and field, FFA, FBLA, and elementary basketball. All Mercer school field trips […]

Coronavirus Concerns

Fifth person tests positive in Missouri for COVID-19

An individual in southwest Missouri’s Greene County has tested positive today for COVID-19. In a press release from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the state says the case is travel-related. Springfield – Greene County Health Department staff are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Missouri Department […]

Healthcare

Missouri to receive federal guidance this week on $13 million in coronavirus funding

Missouri’s budget director testified Sunday in Jefferson City that he expects federal guidance early this week on what the Show-Me State can spend its coronavirus funding on. State Budget Director Dan Haug tells the House Budget Committee that Missouri is expected to receive at least $13 million in federal funding. “Right now we do know […]