Local Updates:

COVID-19 Vaccinations Just Now Starting in Cooper County

COVID-19 Vaccinations Just Now Starting in Cooper County More residents in Cooper County are starting to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Cooper County Health Center received 250 doses of the vaccine on Wednesday from Boone Hospital Center. 103 of the vaccines were administered that day. Cooper County is still behind compared…Continue Reading

Vaccine Rollout and COVID-19 Testing Update in Audrain County

Vaccine Rollout and COVID-19 Testing Update in Audrain County More COVID-19 vaccine doses are being ordered by both the Audrain County Health Department and Arthur Center Community Health. The Health Department has received 400 doses so far with 400 more on order. Eighty percent of their supply is earmarked for law enforcement, fire and EMS…Continue Reading

Daily COVID-19 Update From Audrain County Health Department

Daily COVID-19 Update From Audrain County Health Department Five new cases of COVID-19 being reported in Audrain County this afternoon (Wednesday). The Audrain County Health Department is reporting a total of 75 active cases with 51 in Mexico and 13 in Vandalia. There have been 1,629 total cases and 50 deaths since the pandemic began…Continue Reading

Audrain County Death Toll From COVID-19 Rises

Audrain County Death Toll From COVID-19 Rises Five new deaths attributed to COVID-19 being reported this afternoon (Tuesday) by the Audrain County Health Department. There are now 50 deaths in the county since the onset of the pandemic. Fifteen new cases also reported, bringing the active cases to 87 with 56 in Mexico and 15…Continue Reading

Audrain County Health Department Updated COVID-19 Testing Numbers

Audrain County Health Department Updated COVID-19 Testing Numbers Seven new COVID-19 cases reported in Audrain County today (Friday). According to the Audrain County Health Department there are currently 85 active cases. Of the active cases 58 are in Mexico and 11 are in Vandalia. The 7-day average of new cases per day is 12.3. There…Continue Reading

Boone County Health Orders Extended

Boone County Health Orders Extended Current health orders in Boone County are being extended into next month. The Columbia/Boone County Health Department announced yesterday (Thursday) the current orders will now be in effect until February 16th at 11:59pm unless, extended, rescinded or modified. The mask requirement for both Columbia and Boone County will also remain…Continue Reading

Daily COVID-19 Update From Audrain County Health Department

Daily COVID-19 Update From Audrain County Health Department Seven new cases of COVID-19 being reported this afternoon (Thursday) by the Audrain County Health Department. There are now 91 active cases in the county with 61 in Mexico and 13 in Vandalia. Since the pandemic began, there have been 1,602 total cases, 1,466 recoveries and 45…Continue Reading

More Missourians to Have Access to COVID-19 Vaccine

More Missourians to Have Access to COVID-19 Vaccine More Missourians will soon have access to the novel coronavirus vaccines. Governor Mike Parson announced today the activation of Phase 1B – Tier 1 of the state’s vaccination plan. Federal partners say they are increasing vaccine supply next week and that residents 65 & over and those…Continue Reading

Two New Deaths From COVID-19 Reported in Audrain County

Two New Deaths From COVID-19 Reported in Audrain County Two additional deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus being reported today (Wednesday) in Audrain County. According to the Audrain County Health Department, there are 9 new cases for a total of 102 active cases. Mexico has 71 active cases while Vandalia has 17. Audrain County is…Continue Reading

Early COVID-19 Testing Available for MU Students

Early COVID-19 Testing Available for MU Students Early COVID-19 testing for University of Missouri Students will be available through Friday. Arrival testing is a requirement for students living on campus and for those living off campus it is highly encouraged. Students have three options and can test at home prior to arrival. Test on campus…Continue Reading

One New COVID-19 Related Death Reported in Callaway County

One New COVID-19 Related Death Reported in Callaway County Callaway County is reporting one new COVID-19 related death and 51 new cases yesterday (Monday). According to the Callaway County COVID-19 dashboard, there are an additional 48 cases in the Callaway County Department of Corrections and one in the Fulton State Hospital. There have been a…Continue Reading

COVID-19 Cases Rise in Audrain County

COVID-19 Cases Rise in Audrain County Twenty new cases of the novel coronavirus being reported in Audrain County today (Monday). As of 3:00, according to the Audrain County Health Department, there are 122 active cases with 91 in Mexico and 14 in Vandalia. There have been 1,582 total cases and 1,417 recoveries made since the…Continue Reading

Audrain County Health Department Releases Latest COVID-19 Numbers for 1/8

Audrain County Health Department Releases Latest COVID-19 Numbers for 1/8 Seven new cases of COVID-19 being reported in Audrain County today (Friday). According to the Audrain County Health Department there are currently 118 active cases. The 7-day average of new cases per day in Audrain County is 20.9. There have been 1,562 total COVID-19 cases…Continue Reading

Audrain County’s COVID-19 Related Deaths Rise

Audrain County’s COVID-19 Related Deaths Rise Two new deaths related to COVID-19 being reported by the Audrain County Health Department today (Thursday). The death roll in the county is now at 43. Eight new cases being reported as well, bringing the total since the pandemic began to 1,555. Active cases stand at 126 with 80…Continue Reading

Audrain County Leaders Discuss COVID-19 Issues

Audrain County Leaders Discuss COVID-19 Issues Health and community leaders in Audrain County continue to meet virtually for updates on COVID-19. In today’s (Wednesday’s) meeting, the Audrain County Health Department shared that their focus is on vaccines for healthcare workers and are waiting on state guidance for the rollout of the next part of Phase…Continue Reading

New COVID-19 Deaths in Audrain County

New COVID-19 Deaths in Audrain County Four new deaths related to COVID-19 being reported in Audrain County this afternoon (Wednesday). There are now 41 deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus and 16 new cases reported. There are 135 active cases with 96 in Mexico and 17 in Vandalia. Recoveries now stand at 1,371.Continue Reading

Tuesday COVID-19 Update From Audrain County Health Department

Tuesday COVID-19 Update From Audrain County Health Department Six new COVID-19 cases and six recoveries being reported by the Audrain County Health Department as of 3:00 this afternoon (Tuesday). Active cases remain at 154 with 111 of those in Mexico, 16 in Vandalia and 12 in Centralia. There have been 1,535 total cases and 37…Continue Reading

Jefferson City Council Extends Emergency Declaration

Jefferson City Council Extends Emergency Declaration An emergency declaration is being extended by the Jefferson City Council. The extension was extended through February 1st after a meeting last night (Monday). The extension will keep all public city meetings virtual and the mandatory mask requirement in city hall was also extended. The Cole County Health Department…Continue Reading

New COVID-19 Death in Audrain County According to Health Department

New COVID-19 Death in Audrain County According to Health Department One new death and twenty-six new cases of COVID-19 reported in Audrain County today (Monday). According to the Audrain County Health Department, there are 154 active cases with 112 in Mexico, 17 in Vandalia and 11 in Centralia. There have been 1,525 total cases and…Continue Reading

Three New COVID-19 Related Deaths Reported in Audrain County

Three New COVID-19 Related Deaths Reported in Audrain County Three new COVID-19 related deaths being reported in Audrain County today (Tuesday). According to the Audrain County Health Department this brings the total number of deaths in the county due to the virus to 36. Six new cases also reported in Audrain County today. There are…Continue Reading

Audrain County Health Department Releases Updated COVID-19 Numbers for 12/28

Audrain County Health Department Releases Updated COVID-19 Numbers for 12/28 Forty-eight new COVID-19 cases reported in Audrain County today (Monday). The last COVID-19 update before the Christmas Holiday from the Audrain County Health Department was on Wednesday, December 23rd. According to the Audrain County Health Department there are currently 204 active cases. Of the active…Continue Reading

Missouri Updated COVID-19 Numbers

Missouri Updated COVID-19 Numbers 2,076 new COVID-19 cases reported in Missouri in the last 24 hours. According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services there were also 39 new deaths related to the virus in the last 24 hours. There have been 378,887 total cases in Missouri and 5,038 deaths due to the…Continue Reading

University Announces Required COVID-19 Tests for Returning Students

University Announces Required COIVD-19 Tests for Returning Students Students returning to University of Missouri owned or leased housing in Columbia will now be required to get a COVID-19 test. The announcement was made yesterday (Tuesday) by the University of Missouri. The test must come from within 5 days of the start of classes, and also…Continue Reading

Congress Approves Nine Hundred Billion Dollar COVID-19 Relief Package

Congress Approves Nine Hundred Billion Dollar COVID-19 Relief Package A long awaited COVID-19 relief package is now passed by the United States Congress. The nine hundred billion dollar package will include direct payments of up to six hundred dollars per adult and child, enhanced jobless benefits of three hundred dollars per week, 284 billion in…Continue Reading

Audrain County Health Department Releases Updated COVID-19 Numbers for 12/22

Audrain County Health Department Releases Updated COVID-19 Numbers 12/22 Eleven new COVID-19 cases reported in Audrain County today (Tuesday). There are now 229 active cases in the county with 175 in Mexico, 16 in Vandalia. The Audrain County Health Department is also reporting 16 active cases in Centralia. The total number of deaths attributed to…Continue Reading