Wednesday COVID-19 Coverage: CPS Board plans to meet for special session Tuesday

3 weeks 1 day 44 minutes ago Wednesday, September 30 2020 Sep 30, 2020 Wednesday, September 30, 2020 6:16:00 AM CDT September 30, 2020 in News
By: KOMU 8 Digital Staff

As COVID-19 continues to spread, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about impacts in the community. 

Previous coverage:

Updates for Wednesday, Sept. 30 will become available below:

6:30 p.m.: CPS 14-day case rate per 10,000 people at 38.6, CPS Board plans to meet for special session Tuesday

The Columbia Public Schools 14-day case rate per 10,000 people is currently at 38.6. 

CPS Spokesperson Michelle Baumstark sent a statement Wednesday which said the CPS Board of Education will convene for a special session on Tuesday, Oct. 6. The purpose of the meeting is to receive updated information from the administration on the district's reopening plan. 

The administration plans to make a formal recommendation at the Oct. 12  Board of Education meeting. 

According to CPS policy, if the rate were less than 10 cases per 10,000 residents, CPS would continue in-person learning all five days each week. If the rate were between 10 and 50, CPS would have a hybrid of in-person classes for two days and virtual learning for three days each week.

6:15 p.m.: Cooper County to report COVID data once a week

According to the Cooper County Public Health Center Facebook, the county will now report COVID-19 data once a week due to a increased workload. 

6 p.m.: Randolph County reports one new COVID-19 death

The Randolph County Health Department reported one new COVID-19 death and 17 new active cases on Wednesday. The county now has 78 active cases and nine current hospitalizations.

Randolph has had a total of 315 cases and four deaths from COVID-19.

6 p.m.: Cole County reports 25 new cases

The Cole County Health Department reported 25 new cases on Wednesday. Cole County now has 124 active cases and has seen a total of 1,522 cases.

5 p.m.: Boone County reports 43 new active cases, 335 total active

Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services reported on twitter the county has seen a total of 4,750 cases, which is 43 higher than Tuesday's number. There are currently 335 active cases in Boone County and 13 are currently hospitalized. There were no new deaths announced today for Boone County.

4:30 p.m.: MU Health Care employee dies from COVID-19 complications

An employee in the MU Health Care system has died from complications of COVID-19, according to a news release on Wednesday afternoon from MU Health Care and the MU School of Medicine.

The employee did not feel well at work one day, left and was then tested, according to the release. The employee did not work with patients or the public and was in a non-clinical role, according to the release.

“We are sharing this information because we want to be transparent with our employees and with the community and patients we serve; however, we are limiting the details we share in order to respect our colleague’s privacy and that of their loved ones," said MU Health Care CEO Jonathan Curtright.

1:30 p.m.: 81 Active Student Cases at MU

The University of Missouri added 22 new student cases Tuesday. Currently, there are 81 active COVID-19 cases among students. 1,526 students have recovered from the virus.

Since Aug. 16, 11 faculty members have tested positive for the virus, and all members have recovered. Of MU staff, 53 have tested positive for COVID-19, and 37 have recovered. The UM System staff have six cumulative cases, two of whom have recovered. 

Close contacts to those who have tested positive will be identified by contact tracers hired by both county officials and the university. They will receive directions for next steps after being contacted. 

1:30 p.m.: Two Columbia bars must submit new operational plans

The Shot Bar and Silverball must submit new operational plans to the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services. The two bars did not have their operating permits suspended. 

On Friday Sept. 25., PHHS inspectors found that the two bars were not in compliance with the COVID-19 health order. 

At The Shot Bar, inspectors found that groups were not socially distanced. A copy of The Shot Bar's inspection report can be found here.

At Silverball, inspectors found that there were at least three groups with more than 10 people in each group. A copy of Silverball's inspection report can be found here. 

5:45 a.m.: Missouri records 564 new COVID-19 cases Sunday

The new Missouri COVID-19 dashboard released Monday is now on a three-day delay. Wednesday morning's update includes data reported through Tuesday, Sept. 29, according to a disclaimer on the site.  

For Sunday, Sept. 27, there were 564 new cases and seven new deaths statewide. Data for Saturday, Sept. 26 was also updated to reflect 812 cases and four deaths.  

The dashboard now reports the last seven days of COVID-19 cases and related deaths. 

In the last seven days, there have been 9,647 positive cases and 45 deaths in Missouri. 

The state surpassed 126,000 positive cases over the weekend. 

Interactive COVID-19 dashboard

As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout Missouri, state and local officials confirm new case counts daily. 

This map, developed by staff at the Columbia Missourian, reflects the latest numbers from the Department of Health and Senior Services. Case counts are normalized with population numbers to show the number of cases per 100,000 people in each county. Numbers update daily.

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