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Health authorities issue guidance for visitations transitions at Missouri long-term care facilities

As the State of Missouri reopens on June 16, long-term care facilities are an important piece of this process for many Missourians. When COVID-19 first knowingly entered the United States in January, long-term care facilities quickly became one of the more vulnerable environments disease spread. In late March, health officials began seeing Missouri long-term care […]

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Grundy County Health Department confirms two additional cases of COVID-19

The Grundy County Health Department confirms two additional positive cases of COVID-19 in the county, which brings the county’s total number of cases to 10. The health department has identified and communicated with close contacts, and the individuals are isolating in their homes. Governor Mike Parson’s Show Me Strong Recovery Plan Phase 1 will expire […]

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“Taking Care of You” stress management course to be offered online

Registration is now open for Taking Care of You, a University of Missouri Extension program that offers practical strategies for dealing with stress and life challenges. Developed by an interdisciplinary MU Extension team, the research-based program focuses on positive psychology and mindfulness in online sessions held over eight weeks. Participants learn concepts and practical strategies […]

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NCMC to offer both online and on-campus courses this fall

North Central Missouri College will be offering both online and on-campus courses for fall 2020, with added measures to prioritize a safe campus environment. College officials will closely monitor Covid-19 information and work with local health officials to implement safe guidelines. Should additional local or state orders be placed, NCMC will review course offerings and […]

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Linn County Health Department releases suggestions as business reopen

The Linn County Health Department has released suggestions for reducing the spread of COVID-19 as businesses reopen Monday as Phase 1 of Governor Mike Parson’s Show Me Strong Recovery Plan. Individuals are asked to maintain a “Safer at Home” attitude, continue to practice good hygiene, and strongly consider using face coverings while in public, especially […]

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Sullivan County Commission and health department issues guideline on reopening

The Sullivan County Commission and health department administrator recommend several guidelines in addition to the statewide Show Me Strong Recovery Plan going into effect Monday. The Sullivan County guidelines give the formula for the maximum occupancy for retail businesses: the building width multiplied by length divided by 30 and multiplied by 25%. Businesses are asked […]

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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 […]

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Small farmers markets share strategies at April 30 roundtable

COLUMBIA, Mo. – As summer approaches, Missouri’s estimated 240 farmers’ markets are struggling with how they will comply with COVID-19-related restrictions. Regarded by many as vital and vibrant community hubs, farmer’s markets will need to rethink how to work with their vendors and still serve a public hungry for locally grown food. To help with […]