Video: Missouri Governor Mike Parson issues statewide “Stay-at-Home” order

Governor Parson today issued a statewide stay-at-home order in response to the coronavirus. During today’s Capitol press conference, he says the order takes effect first thing Monday and is scheduled to continue through April 24. His order still allows Missourians to do essential activities like going to the grocery store, gas station, bank and doing […]

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Additional school districts announce extension of closures due to COVID-19

Several more area school districts have announced the extension of their closures due to Coronavirus concerns. Cainsville R-1 now plans to be closed through April 30th and resume classes on May 1st. Learning opportunities will continue to be offered to students through packets. The Cainsville School District will start serving lunches for everyone younger than […]

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Missouri National Guard called on to identify alternate care sites in the state

The Missouri National Guard is working to identify alternate care sites around the state to assist in the fight against COVID-19. The Guard is working with state and federal partners, including the United States Army Corps of Engineers and Missouri Hospital Association, to conduct site surveys for the care facilities in six locations in the […]

U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals: There Is No Second Amendment Right to Carry Firearms Outside the Home

Governor Parson suspends late penalties for concealed carry license renewals

Gov. Mike Parson has signed an executive order suspending late penalties for concealed carry license renewals. During Thursday’s Capitol press conference, Parson says the order waives the requirement that sheriffs enforce the penalties. “These people should not be penalized for staying home like they’ve been asked to,” says Parson. “This executive order not only promotes […]

Reminder: Drive-thru testing site for COVID-19 in Chillicothe requires physician referral

Updated information has been reported on the temporary COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in Chillicothe set up jointly by Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton and Hedrick Medical Center of Chillicothe. Marketing and Public Relations Director Jordan Ferguson says patients must have referrals from providers in Grundy, Livingston, or Mercer counties to use the off-site testing at […]

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Health provider at Community Medical Associates Clinic of Brookfield tests positive for COVID-19

The Pershing Health System reports it has become aware of an employed provider at the Community Medical Associates Clinic of Brookfield who tested positive for COVID-19. The health system has worked with the Linn County Health Department regarding reporting and contact tracing of persons who may have been in contact with the provider. Patients who […]

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“Stay at Home” order issued for Linn County to slow spread of COVID-19

The Linn County Commission and Linn County Health Department Administrator have issued a Stay at Home Order for the county. The order’s intent is to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the county while enabling essential services to continue. The Stay at Home Order supersedes and replaces prior orders for Linn County for COVID-19. It […]

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Grants available to help local public safety agencies address COVID-19

Public safety agencies in the Western District of Missouri are eligible for more than $3.2 million in Department of Justice grants announced today to aid their response to the challenges posed by the outbreak of COVID-19. The Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding program, authorized by the recent stimulus legislation, will allow eligible state and local and […]