Friday COVID-19 Coverage: Boone County extends time for reopening stage [embedded content]
Posted on 10 July 2020 at 5:29am
As COVID-19 continues to spread, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about impacts in the community.
You can find an active map of confirmed COVID-19 cases county by county here, COVID-19 cases in Missouri broken down by county.
UPDATE: Victim in Callaway County homicide identified as Columbia man
Posted on 9 July 2020 at 8:36pm
CALLAWAY COUNTY - Deputies have identified the man whose body was found near Millersburg on Thursday as 31-year-old Ervin Hayes of Columbia.
The Callaway County Sheriff's Office said it's looked into dozens of leads, and is getting help from law enforcement in Fulton, Boone County and Columbia, as well as the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Enforcement for mask ordinance focuses on education, then fines
Posted on 10 July 2020 at 12:00pm
COLUMBIA – The city mask ordinance for Columbia goes into effect at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, and education will be the first step in enforcement, according to the city.
On the “Frequently Asked Questions” page of the City of Columbia’s website, it says city departments and officials will work to educate violators of the ordinance before pursuing action.
Boone County Restaurants deciding what to do about mask ordinance
Posted on 9 July 2020 at 7:33pm
BOONE COUNTY- Businesses outside the city limits of Columbia are now having to decide what to do about the mask ordinance that goes into affect for Columbia city limits on Friday.
George Godas is the owner of George's Steakhouse just outside of Columbia City limits. He says that he will not require his patrons to wear a mask inside his restaurant.
Boone County says no increase in eviction cases during pandemic
Posted on 9 July 2020 at 6:52pm
COLUMBIA - Officials at the Boone County courthouse told KOMU 8 today that they had seen no increase in the number of eviction cases during the pandemic.
The counties courthouse started hearing cases again on June 1st.
Unemployment requirements changing at end of July
Posted on 9 July 2020 at 6:45pm
COLUMBIA - The COVID-19 pandemic changed a lot about how we live, and unemployment benefits weren't left out.
Unemployment requirements were relaxed, and benefits were bumped up to $600 weekly.
State offers one additional contact tracer per local health department
Posted on 9 July 2020 at 6:38pm
JEFFERSON CITY – As cases are beginning to spike, some counties are struggling to keep up with the demand for contact tracing.
Dr. Randall W. Williams, the director of Missouri Health and Senior Services, said the state will help local public health departments by providing each of them one additional contact tracer.
City of Moberly acquires old junior high school building
Posted on 9 July 2020 at 3:42pm
MOBERLY - The city has acquired what was formerly the Moberly Junior High School, and now is working to figure out the building's future.
Officials got the property through a purchase agreement with the Horizon Housing Foundation. The foundation acquired the building hoping to convert it into affordable housing for senior citizens.
Meeting for new Perche Creek Trail set for tonight
Posted on 9 July 2020 at 3:31pm
COLUMBIA — Columbia Parks & Recreation will host a public input meeting tonight to discuss plans for a new trail at Perche Creek.
"The proposed Perche Creek Trail will be about eight or nine miles long along the Western side of Columbia," park development superintendent Mike Snyder said. "This is the first phase of that. It'll be about a mile in length."
Businesses try to keep up with demand for masks
Posted on 9 July 2020 at 2:51pm
COLUMBIA - People have been busy buying masks to prepare for the mask ordinance taking effect Friday, and businesses are trying to keep up.
"Everyday this week it has been busier and busier," Embroider It co-owner Julie Cordia said.