Local Updates:

Audrain County Jail Has No Positive COVID-19 Cases

Audrain County Jail Has No Positive COVID-19 Cases Audrain County Sheriff Matt Oller is setting the record straight regarding inmates and COVID-19 testing. According to a press release from Oller, a central Missouri media outlet erroneously reported an outbreak of COVID-19 among Audrain County inmates. Oller reached out to that media outlet and they had…Continue Reading

Ameren Missouri Starts COVID-19 Clean Slate Program

Ameren Missouri Starts COVID-19 Clean Slate Program Ameren Missouri is announcing more money available for energy assistance for customers. In a press release today (Wednesday), Ameren Missouri is providing 3.5 million additional dollars in energy assistance funds to customers statewide. In March, the company announced a million dollars in assistance funds to assist needy families.…Continue Reading

City of Mexico Extends Phase 1 Of Their Reopen Plan

City of Mexico Extends Phase 1 Of Their Reopen Plan The City of Mexico is extending Phase 1 of its Reopen Plan In a release from City Manager Bruce Slagle, Mexico will follow the State of Missouri’s Recovery and Reopen Guidelines and extend Phase 1 through Monday, June 15th. Provided Mexico meets the CDC Gateway…Continue Reading

First COVID-19 Death Reported in Audrain County

First COVID-19 Death Reported in Audrain County The first COVID-19 death in Audrain County is being reported. The Audrain County Health Department released the information at 3 Monday afternoon and say out of respect for privacy, they will not be releasing any further information regarding the patient. According to the health department Audrain County has…Continue Reading

Missouri Casinos Set to Re-Open

Missouri Casinos Set to Re-Open Missouri casinos are set to reopen today (Monday), ending an almost 2 1/2 month shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All 13 of Missouri’s casinos were closed on march 17th in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus. The closure was extended last month through May 31st. Many…Continue Reading

Multiple Cases of COVID-19 Reported On The Base Of Fort Leonard Wood

Multiple Cases of COVID-19 Reported On The Base of Fort Leonard Wood Almost 70 cases of COVID-19 are being reported on the base of Fort Leonard Wood. A press release yesterday (Sunday) said the results came after about 500 soldiers and trainees were tested over a 2 day period. Affected individuals have been isolated or…Continue Reading

COVID-19 Patient Visited Lake Ozarks Bar During Memorial Day Weekend

COVID-19 Patient Visited Lake Ozarks Bar During Memorial Day Weekend The Camden County Health Department is warning a Boone County resident who has tested positive for the coronavirus was a visitor at the Lake of the Ozarks during Memorial Day Weekend. The Camden County Health Director said yesterday, the case arrived at the Lake last…Continue Reading

Governor Parson Extends Phase One of Show Me Strong Recovery Plan

Governor Parson Extends Phase One of Show Me Strong Recovery Plan Governor Mike Parson is extending Phase 1 of the state’s Show Me Strong Recovery Plan from Sunday, May 31st through Monday, June 15th. Parson said yesterday that some communities are farther along than others in the recovery process. Extending Phase 1 will give communities…Continue Reading

City of Mexico is Delaying Phase Two of Reopening Plan

City of Mexico is Delaying Phase Two of Reopening Plan The City of Mexico is delaying the reopening of their facilities due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases throughout the community. In a release yesterday the city says the phase 2 of the city’s facility reopen plan that was set to take place June…Continue Reading

COVID-19 Tests At All Missouri Veterans Homes

COVID-19 Tests At All Missouri Veterans Homes Residents and staff in all of Missouri’s Veterans Homes will be tested for COVID-19. Governor Mike Parson made the announcement yesterday as part of the states comprehensive testing strategy called sentinel testing. Testing in Mexico will be conducted next week, and in the remaining facilities the following weeks.…Continue Reading

Two Staff Members At Fulton State Hospital Test Positive For COVID-19

Two Staff Members at Fulton State Hospital Test Positive For COVID-19 2 staff members at the Fulton State Hospital have tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Missouri Department of Mental Health they were the second and third positive results among hospital staff. A spokesperson for the department said they were notified of the cases…Continue Reading

Daily COVID-19 Testing Numbers From Audrain County Health Department

Daily COVID-19 Testing Numbers From Audrain County The number of active COVID-19 cases in Audrain County continues to rise. As of 1 this afternoon, according to the Audrain County Health Department, there are 66 positive cases in the county. Of those 66, 56 are active including 3 that are hospitalized; 10 cases have now recovered.…Continue Reading

Ten New Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Audrain County

Ten New Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Audrain County The Audrain County Health Department is reporting 56 active cases of COVID-19 in the county as of 6pm tonight (Monday). That is an increase of 10 new cases since the last report of testing numbers on Friday, May 22nd. According to the health department 509 individuals…Continue Reading

Missouri Expanding COVID-19 Testing This Week

Missouri Expanding COVID-19 Testing This Week An effort for expanded COVID-19 testing in Missouri will get underway this week. Governor Mike Parson says the plan is to reach 7,500 tests per day. In Columbia testing will be done at the Hickman High School on June 1st and 2nd. The only requirement to be tested is…Continue Reading

New Boone County Reopening Plans Announced

New Boone County Reopening Plans Announced New Boone County health orders are being announced amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The orders announced yesterday by Boon County and Columbia leaders go into effect on Tuesday, May 26th at midnight. Under these new orders, businesses will be able to reopen at 50% capacity. Most retail businesses will not…Continue Reading

Audrain County Positive COVID-19 Double In Twenty-Four Hour Period

Audrain County Positive COVID-19 Double In Twenty-Four Hour Period The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Aurain County doubles in twenty-four hours. In the daily press briefing from the Audrain County Health Department, as of 3:30 this (Saturday) afternoon, 499 county residents have been tested with 47 positive results. One of the positive cases has…Continue Reading

One New Positive Case of COVID-19 In Audrain County Reported For 5/21

One New Case of COVID-19 In Audrain County Reported For 5/21 One new positive case of COVID-19 being reported today (Thursday) by the Audrain County Health Department. A press release was sent out at 11 this morning and says that about 457 county residents have been tested for COVID-19. The one new positive case today…Continue Reading

Personal Protective Equipment Being Manufactured Locally

Personal Protective Equipment Being Manufactured Locally Two local businesses are producing personal protective equipment items. M&M Golf Cars has developed and is producing protective shields that can be used in golf cars to allow for 2 people to use one cart. And True Refrigeration with a plant in Mexico is manufacturing social distancing barriers for…Continue Reading

Governor Parson Saying More Tests And State Budget Cuts Are Ahead

Governor Parson Saying More Tests And State Budget Cuts Are Ahead Governor Mike Parson is saying that more COVID-19 tests and more tough decisions are ahead in the battle against the coronavirus. Parson made his remarks yesterday during the daily press briefing where he called for an increase in testing, and said that by next…Continue Reading

Daily Audrain County Health Department COVID-19 Numbers

Daily Audrain County Health Department COVID-19 Numbers Audrain County Health Department numbers show an increase in positive COVID-19 cases. As of 2 this afternoon, 11 new cases have been identified today, bringing the number of positive cases in the county to 17. Sixteen of those are active with one case in recovery. Nine of today’s…Continue Reading

Audrain County Positive COVID-19 Cases Spikes

Audrain County Positive COVID-19 Cases Spikes Audrain County sees spike in COVID-19 positive cases. According to the Audrain County Health Department, as of 1:00 this afternoon, Audrain County has 6 total positive cases of the novel coronavirus: 1 in recovery and 5 active cases, 4 identified today. Today’s new cases have been traced to a…Continue Reading

Columbia City Council to Vote on Temporary Housing for First Responders

Columbia City Council to Vote on Temporary Housing for First Responders The Columbia City Council is expected to vote tonight on a resolution that would give temporary housing for first responders during the coronavirus pandemic. The resolution would authorize an agreement and give Columbia Police Department and the Columbia Fire Department first responders the option…Continue Reading

Boone County Sees Increase in COVID-19 Cases

Boone County Sees Increase in COVID-19 Cases The Columbia/Boone County Health Department is reporting the largest jump in the number of COVID-19 cases since the middle of April. Yesterday four new cases of the Coronavirus were reported. The number of cases jumped from 79 to 83 from April 13th to April 14th. As of yesterday…Continue Reading

First COVID-19 Death Reported in Moniteau County

First COVID-19 Death Reported in Moniteau County The Moniteau County Health Center is reporting the first death of a Moniteau County resident due to COVID-19. The resident was in their 90’s. The individual tested positive for COVID-19 on April 21st.Continue Reading

Audrain County Health Department Releasing COVID-19 Testing Results for 5/14

Audrain County Health Department Releasing COVID-19 Testing Results for 5/14 No new cases of COVID-19 being reported in Audrain County as of 11 this (Thursday) morning. The Audrain County Health Department reports about 295 county residents have been tested for COVID-19. 2 cases have been confirmed as positive, 283 negative, and 10 test results are…Continue Reading