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COVID-19 Numbers From Audrain County Health Department

COVID-19 Numbers From Audrain County Health Department One new case of COVID-19 being reported in Audrain County today. In a statement from the Audrain County Health Department, as of noon today there are 139 positive cases of which 13 are active, 125 recoveries and one death. 2,903 residents have been tested so far.Continue Reading

Details On Proposed Columbia Mask Ordinance

Details On Proposed Columbia Mask Ordinance More details are becoming available about an ordinance the Columbia City Council will review at its July 6 meeting that wold require people to wear face masks. Under the ordinance, everyone 10 years and older would be required to wear a mask any time they will be in contact…Continue Reading

Audrain County Health Department Daily COVID-19 Briefing 7/1

Audrain County Health Department Daily COVID-19 Briefing No new cases of COVID-19 reported in Audrain County this (Wednesday) morning. According to the Audrain County Health Department as of 11 this (Wednesday) morning, 12 cases remain active. Of the 138 total positive cases of COVID-19, 125 cases have recovered with 1 death.Continue Reading

Audrain County Health Department Releases COVID-19 Testing Numbers for 6/30

Audrain County Health Department Releases COVID-19 Testing Numbers for 6/30 The Audrain County Health Department reports no changes in COVID-19 testing numbers from yesterday (Monday) to today (Tuesday). According to the press release sent out at 11 this (Tuesday) morning there are still 12 active cases in the county. Of the 138 total positive cases…Continue Reading

Boone County COVID-19 Update

Boone County COVID-19 Update Eleven new cases of COVID-19 being reported in Boone County yesterday (Sunday). According to Boone County Health Department this brings the total to 101. The current total positive cases in Boone County stands 353. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported an increase of over 300 cases of COVID-19…Continue Reading

Audrain County Health Department Daily COVID-19 Briefing for 6/25

Audrain County Health Department Daily COVID-19 Briefing for 6/25 No new cases of COVID-19 in Audrain County as of 11 this (Thursday) morning. According to the Audrain County Health Department there are still 16 active cases in the county. Of the 137 total positive cases, 120 have made recoveries with 1 death.Continue Reading

Governor Parson Responds To Record Increases In COVID-19 Cases

Governor Parson Responds to Record Increases in COVID-19 Cases Missouri Governor Mike Parson says that record increases in new statewide COVID-19 cases is not a surge or a second wave and are because of increased testing and outbreaks in specific areas. The governor spoke yesterday (Tuesday) at his daily briefing in Jefferson City and says…Continue Reading

Columbia Public Schools Releases Plan for Return to Fall Classes

Columbia Public Schools Releases Plan for Return to Fall Classes Columbia Public Schools is laying out plans for a return to school in the fall amid COVID-19. According to an email sent out to parents from the school yesterday (Monday) students will be asigned to sable groups and assemblies will no longer take place. Some…Continue Reading

Boone County Entering Next Step in Reopening

Boone County Entering Next Step in Reopening Boone County is entering the next step in it’s reopening today, despite cases of COVID-19 continuing to increase. Sunday marked the largest jump in cases statewide with 802 cases since Friday. As of yesterday, there have been 18,143 positive cases in Missouri and 956 deaths statewide, there are…Continue Reading

Second COVID-19 Death in Cole County

Second COVID-19 Death in Cole County A second COVID-19 death of a Cole County resident reported yesterday (Monday) by the Cole County Health Department. The health department did not release any additional identifying information about the victim. There are currently 4 active cases in the county with 55 cases recovered.Continue Reading

Audrain County Commission Announces CARES Act Funding

Audrain County Commission Announces CARES Act Funding The Audrain County Commission is releasing information about funding available through the CARES Act. Audrain County received nearly 3 million dollars from the State of Missouri and has now developed an application process for the first round of funding for local governments, non-profits, and businesses affected by COVID-19.…Continue Reading

New Cases of COVID-19 Reported In Audrain County

New Cases of COVID-19 Reported In Audrain County Two new cases of novel coronavirus are being reported today by the Audrain County Health Department. As of noon today, there are 136 total cases in the county with 16 active, 119 recoveries, and one death. As of Friday, there were 134 total cases in the county.Continue Reading

Three Missouri State Prisons Will Allow Visiting Again

Three Missouri State Prisons Will Allow Visiting Again Three state prisons in Missouri will allow visitors once again starting on Wednesday. The Missouri Department of Corrections released a statement this (Monday) morning saying limited visiting will be allowed in Jefferson City, Chillicothe, and Licking where testing was completed recently with no COVID-19 cases. All visitors…Continue Reading

New Health Order For Boone County Takes Effect Tuesday June 23

New Health Order For Boone County Takes Effect Tuesday June 23 Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services is issuing a new health order effective Tuesday, June 23. In the new order, most occupancy limits are removed for most businesses as long as required social distancing is followed. Personal care facilities can operate with 50%…Continue Reading

Daily COVID-19 Release From Audrain County Health Department

Daily COVID-19 Release From Audrain County Health Department The Audrain County Health Department is releasing the latest numbers for COVID-19 testing in the county. As of 1:00 this afternoon, the situation is unchanged from yesterday’s report of 15 active cases in the county and one death. 2,451 residents have been tested with 2,318 negative. 133…Continue Reading

Vandalia Women’s Prison With Fourteen Positive Cases of COVID-19

Vandalia Women’s Prison With Fourteen Positive Cases of COVID-19 The Women’s prison in Vandalia is testing all offenders and staff for COVID-19, after 14 positive cases. According to the Audrain County Health Department 7 staff and 7 offenders have tested positive as of yesterday. About 700 Staff and offenders remain to be tested, which will…Continue Reading

No New COVID-19 Cases In Audrain County

No New COVID-19 Cases In Audrain County The Audrain County Health Department is reporting no changes in COVID-19 information since yesterday (Monday). 2,228 county residents have been tested, 2,106 have tested negative. 122 positive cases have been reported with 114 recovered and one death. 7 cases remain active in the county.Continue Reading

Active Cases of COVID-19 In Audrain County Dropping

Active Cases of COVID-19 In Audrain County Dropping Active cases of COVID-19 in Audrain County continue to decrease. No new cases of COVID-19 in the county as of yesterday (Monday) and 11 more cases have made a total recovery since the last report on Sunday. According to the Audrain County Health Department there are now…Continue Reading

Daily Testing Numbers From Audrain County Health Department

Daily Testing Numbers From Audrain County Health Department According to the Audrain County Health Department, as of 2:00 this afternoon there are 18 active cases of COVID-19 in the county and no new cases. 2,128 residents have been tested, 2,006 have been negative. Of the 122 positive cases, 103 have recovered and one county resident…Continue Reading

Missouri Set to Fully Reopen

Missouri Set to Fully Reopen Missouri will be fully reopening on June 16th. Governor Mike Parson announced yesterday (Thursday) that the state will enter phase 2 of its “Show Me Strong” Recovery Plan. During phase 2, there will be no statewide health order. All statewide restrictions will be lifted, though local officials will still have…Continue Reading

Audrain County Health Department COVID-19 Testing Numbers 6/11

Audrain County Health Department COVID-19 Testing Numbers 6/11 No new cases of COVID-19 reported in Audrain County today (Thursday). Three more people have recovered since yesterday’s (Wednesday) report from the Audrain County Health Department, bringing the active number of cases down to 31. So far in total there have been 122 cases of COVID-19 in…Continue Reading