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Building on Missouri’s efforts to control, contain, and combat COVID-19, Governor Mike Parson late Friday afternoon issued a statewide “Stay Home Missouri” Order, effective starting at 12:01 a.m. Monday, April 6, and lasting until 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 24.

When Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or CARES, Act last week, most of the focus went to the $1,200 checks expected to be sent to individuals nationwide in the coming weeks.

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(The Center Square) – As of March 31, 30 of the 50 states have issued stay-at-home orders to residents. Although the names of the orders – shelter-in-place, stay-at-home, stay home, stay safe – vary from state to state, they include at least two common elements: the closure of nonessential businesses and requesting all residents to stay home except for essential trips.

As the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the state and the nation, lawmakers and the governor are urging Missourians to take the proper precautions to help protect the health and safety of all citizens. Missourians are currently under a statewide order issued by the Department of He…

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Missouri Democratic Party (MDP) is taking all necessary steps to help curb the spread of the virus in Missouri and to do its part to protect the health and well-being of staff, supporters and fellow citizens. As of Friday, March 13, the MDP has postpone…

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Two positive cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported in Lincoln County; both were announced on March 26. One patient is travel-related, is a resident of Lincoln County and is in their 40s, the Lincoln County Health Department (LCHD) said in a press release. 

For more information on the coronavirus situation in Missouri, visit or call the information hotline at 877-435-8411. 

Colonel Eric T. Olson, Superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol announces that the Patrol is immediately suspending all written and skills-based driver road testing at all locations through April 6, 2020. This includes operator, commercial driver license and motorcycle testing.

The Missouri Republican Party, acting with the approval of the Republican National Committee, has cancelled County Caucus meetings in Missouri, scheduled for April 4. This action was taken to protect the health of Missourians as recommended by the US Center for Disease Control (CDC).  The CD…

The Lincoln County R-III School District announced that it was closing all its schools – including its Early Childhood and latchkey services – from March 23-April 3. Classes are scheduled to resume on Monday, April 6.

The St. Charles County Department of Public Health was alerted to the county’s first positive test for the novel coronavirus early last week. The case is travel-related, according to a press release from the county, and the patient has been quarantined at home. Over the weekend, two more pos…

With Missouri’s first case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) sparking concern in the St. Louis community and with more widely available testing resources, Mercy will open a drive-through COVID-19 test collection site* on Saturday, March 14, at the earliest.