Local Updates:

Daily COVID-19 Update from Audrain County Health Department

Daily COVID-19 Update from Audrain County Health Department No new cases of COVID-19 in Audrain County as of 2:30 this afternoon (Thursday) according to the Audrain County Health Department. Total cases hold steady at 616 with 250 still active and 361 recovered. There have been 5 deaths in the county attributed to COVID-19 since the…Continue Reading

Southern Boone High School Student Tests Positive for COVID-19

Southern Boone High School Student Tests Positive for COVID-19 A positive case of the coronavirus is a student at the Southern Boone High School is being reported. Superintendent Christopher Felmlee sent a letter home to parents yesterday (Wednesday) and says 30 high school and one elementary school student will need to quarantine after a contact…Continue Reading

Weekly County Collaborative Meeting on COVID-19

Weekly County Collaborative Meeting on COVID-19 Audrain County community leaders meet virtually for weekly COVID-19 intracollaborative meeting this afternoon (Wednesday). Most agencies on the call reported business as usual, however SSM Audrain reported an increase in drive thru testing numbers. They are now seeing 20-25 patients daily. The Mexico Senior Center is in need of…Continue Reading

Audrain County Health Department Releases COVID-19 Testing Numbers for 9/23

Audrain County Health Department Releases COVID-19 Testing Numbers for 9/23 Four new cases of COVID-19 in Audrain County yesterday (Wednesday). According to the Audrain County Health Department as of 7 last night (Wednesday) there are now 258 active cases. There have been 612 cases of the coronavirus in Audrain County since the pandemic began with…Continue Reading

White House COVID-19 Task Force Updates County Zones

White House COVID-19 Task Force Updates County Zones Boone County has been taken out of the red zone on the latest White House COVID-19 Task Force report. The report, dated Sunday, lists Callaway, Camden, Cole, Moniteau, Osage, Randolph and Warren counties in the red zone. Gasconade, Howard, Marion, Montgomery and Saline counties are in the…Continue Reading

Fifth COVID-19 Related Death In Audrain County

Fifth COVID-19 Related Death In Audrain County A fifth death in Audrain County reported yesterday afternoon (Tuesday). The Audrain County Health Department reported no other information about the death. There were also 19 new cases of the coronavirus reported yesterday. The total number of active cases in the county is now at 258. There have…Continue Reading

New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Audrain County

New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Audrain County A dozen new cases of COVID-19 in Audrain County since Friday’s press release, according to the Audrain County Health Department. The numbers as of 5:30 this (Monday) evening are 593 total cases with 261 active, 328 recovered and four deaths. Within those numbers are 3 employees and 24…Continue Reading

Audrain County Health Department COVID-19 Testing Results 9/17

Audrain County Health Department COVID-19 Testing Results 9/17 Twenty four new cases of COVID-19 reported in Audrain County yesterday (Thursday). According to the Audrain County Health Department’s release as of 7 last night (Thursday) there are now 231 active cases. There have been 555 total cases of the coronavirus and 4 deaths with 320 recoveries…Continue Reading

Cole County Reporting Two More COVID-19 Related Deaths

Cole County Reporting Two More COVID-19 Deaths The Cole County Health Department is reporting 2 more COVID-19 related deaths yesterday (Thursday). That brings the total number of deaths to 14 in Cole County which are the most in central Missouri. Fifteen new cases were reported yesterday, bringing the total number of cases in the county…Continue Reading

Audrain County Daily COVID-19 Testing Numbers 9/16

Audrain County Daily COVID-19 Testing Numbers 9/16 There are currently two hundred and fifteen active cases of COVID-19 in Audrain County as of 6 last night (Wednesday). According to the Audrain County Health Department 161 of the active cases are at the Vandalia Women’s Prison. The prison has had 176 total cases composed of 5…Continue Reading

COVID-19 Outbreak Reported at the Vandalia Women’s Prison

COVID-19 Outbreak Reported at the Vandalia Women’s Prison There are currently two hundred and fifteen active cases of COVID-19 in Audrain County as of 6 last night (Wednesday). According to the Audrain County Health Department 161 of the active cases are at the Vandalia Women’s Prison. The prison has had 176 total cases composed of…Continue Reading

Intra-Collaborative Meeting With Community Leaders

Intra-Collaborative Meeting With Community Leaders Local Audrain County agency and community leaders virtually meet for their weekly intra-collaborative meeting to discuss COVID-19. During the meeting it was learned that SSM-Audrain’s drive-thru testing site is averaging 10 to 25 patients daily; the testing site is on the north side of the hospital and is open Monday…Continue Reading

Boone County COVID-19 Positivity Rates In Error

Boone County COVID-19 Positivity Rates in Error Columbia Boone County Public Health and Human Services is reporting an error in positivity rates for the county, stretching back to May. In a release today (Tuesday), the agency says the error stems from a “complex data extraction issue” between MU Health Care’s electronic medical record contractor and…Continue Reading

New COVID-19 Cases in Audrain County

New COVID-19 Cases in Audrain County Three new cases of the novel coronavirus being reported in Audrain County this afternoon (Tuesday). As of 4:30, the Audrain County Health Department is reporting 366 total cases with 59 still active. There have been 303 recoveries and 4 deaths in the county since the pandemic began.Continue Reading

New COVID-19 Related Death In Audrain County

New COVID-19 Related Death In Audrain County Audrain County Health Department reporting a fourth death in Audrain County this afternoon (Monday). As of 4:00, there are now 4 deaths in the county and 363 total cases, reflecting an increase of 29 since Friday’s report. Active cases are up 18 from Friday at 60 and there…Continue Reading

Third COVID-19 Death Reported in Audrain County

Third COVID-19 Death Reported in Audrain County A third death in Audrain County being reported yesterday (Friday) by the Audrain County Health Department. No other information was released on deceased. As of 5:00 yesterday evening (Friday), there are 4 new cases bringing the total to 337. Active cases dropped from 60 Thursday to 42, and…Continue Reading

Moberly Schools Notify Parents of COVID-19 Cases

Moberly Schools Notify Parents of COVID-19 Cases The Moberly Public School District is notifying parents about positive coronavirus cases. In a letter, yesterday (Thursday) from Superintendent Timothy Rolling, there is one confirmed case at the Moberly High School and one at Gratz Brown Elementary and one within the middle school football program. The letter said…Continue Reading

Boone County Hosting Several Community Testing Events

Boone County Hosting Several Community Testing Events Boone County will host several community testing events next week. On Monday, September 14th from noon until 7pm and Tuesday, September 15th from 7am until noon. The Crossing Church in Columbia will be the site for COVID-19 testing. The only requirement is that you have residency in Missouri,…Continue Reading

Cole County Reports Eleventh COVID-19 Death

Cole County Reports Eleventh COVID-19 Death Cole County reported its 11th COVID-19 death yesterday (Wednesday). According to the Cole County Health Department seven of the county’s deaths have been reported in long-term facilities, however the death yesterday was not in a nursing home. No other details will be released. As of yesterday Cole County has…Continue Reading

Daily COVID-19 Update From Audrain County Health Department

Daily COVID-19 Update from Audrain County Health Department No new cases of COVID-19 being reported in Audrain County today (Wednesday), according to the Audrain County Health Department. Total number of cases stands at 329 with 57 still active and 270 recoveries. There have been two deaths from COVID-19 in the county.Continue Reading

University of Missouri Announcing New Mask Requirements

University of Missouri Announcing New Mask Requirements University of Missouri is announcing new mask requirements. Students, faculty, staff and visitors are now required to wear face coverings at all times on campus, including outdoors, and including those that are out alone. Additionally, face coverings are required of those employees having direct contact with the public…Continue Reading

Columbia City Council Extends COVID-19 Ordinance

Columbia City Council Extends COVID-19 Ordinance The Columbia City Council is extending the city’s COVID-19 ordinance for three weeks after vote was taken during a meeting last night (Tuesday). The council is also urging for further and more aggressive enforcement on Columbia’s virus prevention efforts. The ordinance includes mandated face coverings in public spaces and…Continue Reading

More COVID-19 Deaths Reported In Missouri After Data Inconsistency

More COVID-19 Deaths Reported in Missouri After Data Inconsistency Nineteen coronavirus deaths reported in Missouri yesterday (Sunday) by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. 17 of the deaths reported yesterday were from June through August due to a data inconsistency according to DHSS. The total number of cases in the state is 93,434.Continue Reading

Tri-County Care Center Statement on COVID-19 Outbreak

Tri-County Care Center Statement on COVID-19 Outbreak Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia is releasing information on their outbreak of COVID-19. According to a press release, they are diligently testing residents and staff since their first positive COVID-19 test and have completed the fourth round of testing as of today (Friday). Results from this round are…Continue Reading

Jefferson City School District Reports COVID-19 Cases Within the District

Jefferson City School District Reports COVID-19 Cases Within the District The Jefferson City School District is notifying families of coronavirus cases within the district. In a letter sent out last night (Thursday) from Superintendent Larry Linthacum, the district has had 5 positive cases, with 2 cases being staff members and 3 cases are students. Linthacum…Continue Reading