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Columbia City Council set to vote on emergency measures Monday

Columbia City Council set to vote on emergency measures Monday

Posted 9:09 PM 4/5/2020 by Ethan Stein, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council is expected to vote on a number of emergency measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus on Monday night. 

The series of ordinances touch a number of issues in the city. They include, but are not limited to the following:

  • suspending (More)
4/4/2020

City of Columbia suspends utility disconnections for non-payment

City of Columbia suspends utility disconnections for non-payment

Posted 3:17 PM 4/4/2020 by Greta Serrin, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - The City of Columbia is acknowledging the financial hardships individuals and families may be facing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The city  announced it will suspend the disconnection of utilities for non-payment and late payment fees until further notice, according to a (More)

Yesterday

Grocery workers are key during the virus. And they're afraid

Grocery workers are key during the virus. And they're afraid

Posted 10:17 AM 4/5/2020 by Jim Vertuno

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Every day, grocery workers are restocking toilet paper, eggs, produce and canned goods as fast as the items fly off the shelves.

They disinfect keypads, freezer handles and checkout counters as hundreds of people weave around them, sometimes standing too close (More)

4/4/2020

Community comes together to help local senior centers

Community comes together to help local senior centers

Posted 4:35 PM 4/4/2020 by Amber Raub, KOMU 8 Reporter

JEFFERSON CITY- People drove up one-by-one to drop off bread on Saturday to help local senior centers.

The bread shelves at grocery stores have been scarce since more and more of mid-Missouri began stocking up on essential items.

Senior centers are struggling to keep a supply of (More)

Yesterday

MAP: COVID-19 cases in Missouri broken down by counties

MAP: COVID-19 cases in Missouri broken down by counties

Posted 1:52 PM 4/5/2020 by Diana Fidarova, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA — As state and commercial testing is more available for the Missourians, the number of confirmed cases is rising.

At the time of this story, according to the Missouri (More)

4/3/2020

Gov. Mike Parson announces statewide stay-at-home order

Gov. Mike Parson announces statewide stay-at-home order

Posted 1:00 PM 4/4/2020 by Daniel Perrault, KOMU 8 News Reporter, and Avery Everett, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

MISSOURI - Governor Mike Parson announced a statewide stay-at-home order for the state of Missouri on Friday afternoon.

Parson announced the order (More)

4/4/2020

Saturday COVID-19 Coverage: Confirmed cases increase to 2,291 and 413 hospitalized

Saturday COVID-19 Coverage: Confirmed cases increase to 2,291 and 413 hospitalized

Posted 8:13 PM 4/4/2020 by Kathleen Gomez, Greta Serrin, Jack Knowlton KOMU8 Digital Producers

As COVID-19 spreads, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about the impacts on the community.

KOMU 8 News is tracking all positive cases broken down by county here and all closings and (More)

4/3/2020

Cole County Health Department reports first COVID-19 death

Cole County Health Department reports first COVID-19 death

Posted 1:55 PM 4/3/2020 by Brendan Hall, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLE COUNTY - The Cole County Health Department announced on Friday the first death of a Cole County resident due to COVID-19, according to a press release.

The department was notified of the death at 1:41 p.m. Friday, April 3.

To date, there have been 27 cases of COVID-19 in Cole County, with nine recovered, according to the release.

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