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Boone County covered by new eviction moratorium

NEW BLOOMFIELD — Boone County is covered by a new incarnation of the eviction moratorium issued by the Centers for Disease Control Tuesday, according to the Columbia/Boone County Health Department. The CDC issued the new order temporarily halting evictions until Oct. 3 after the original order expired on July 31....
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Boone, Cole counties report COVID-19 deaths

Both Boone and Cole counties reported a COVID-19 death Tuesday. Health officials in Boone said Tuesday the patient was older than 80. Boone has 120 total deaths from the illness, and Cole has 127. There were 85 new coronavirus cases in Boone Tuesday. Active cases went up again, to 849....
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What Columbia leaders are saying as debate over reinstating COVID-19 mask mandate intensifies

COVID-19 cases are again rising in Boone County, and much of Missouri is considered an area of high transmission by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The city council was split Monday night on whether to start the process to reimplement a citywide mandate. The council voted 4-2 in favor of holding a special hearing 7 p.m. next Monday to consider such a move.

City of Columbia to require masks in city buildings

Anyone going inside a City of Columbia building will have to wear a mask. The City of Columbia is requiring people to wear masks while in city buildings. The City Manager's Office says it will start Monday, August 9th. The decision comes after a growing number of Covid-19 cases in Boone County.
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'Delta is a game-changer': Health director says vaccine, masks key to COVID-19 mitigation as Columbia City Council mulls action

As the calendar presses into August, increased vaccinations and mask usage indoors regardless of vaccination status are key elements to mitigating the Delta variant of COVID-19, Columbia's health leader says. Stephanie Browning, Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services director, provided an update to the Columbia City Council on Monday.

Delta variant dominates new COVID-19 cases in Columbia

COLUMBIA — Cases of COVID-19 have taken grip in many areas of Columbia, Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services Director Stephanie Browning told the City Council on Monday night. “We’re not in a good place, but we’re not like in other parts of the state," Browning said. Browning appeared...
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Big Bur Oak Tree designated a Boone County Historical Site

MCBAINE - The Big Bur Oak Tree is now considered a Boone County Historical Site, making it the only tree in the county to hold that designation. "My father is on the historical committee for the county and he noticed it had never been set up before as a historical site for the county, so he went ahead and made that happen," Columbia resident Steve Baumann said. "He was amazingly able to do it within a couple of weeks."
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OATS Transit Gets Donation In Boone County

OATS Transit is announcing a donation to continue rides in Boone County. The non-profit recently received a $2,500 donation from Central Bank of Boone County that will allow OATS to continue providing rides to Boone County residents needing access to community resources, helping them live independently. OATS Transit of Missouri...
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Health department reports one death due to COVID-19 Wednesday

One death due to COVID-19 was reported Wednesday, according to a tweet from Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services. This brings the total number of COVID-19 deaths in Boone County to 121. The person was in the 50-54 age group and died on June 24. This is the third death reported in the past week.
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Remembering tradition: Marking Aug. 4 as Emancipation Day

The most celebrated holiday of Emancipation in African American life is Juneteenth. It warmed my heart that Juneteenth is now a federal holiday. We should not forget, though, that many African American communities celebrate Aug. 4 as Emancipation Day. In part the celebration is because for many decades, freedmen in...
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Health officials have no plans for mask mandate in Boone County

BOONE COUNTY — Boone County Health Director Stephanie Browning strongly suggested people wear masks while inside public buildings. Browning made her comments during Monday night’s Columbia City Council meeting. Browning believed everybody should be wearing their mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Browning said masks protected our children and people...

Columbia health department director proposes more masking in Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) The Columbia/Boone County Public Health & Human Services director asked the Columbia City Council on Monday to consider having masks again in city facilities. "I really believe everybody should be wearing their mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status, because we need to protect our kids, we need...
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Central Bank of Boone County donates $2,500 to OATS Transit

BOONE COUNTY — Central Bank of Boone County donated $2,500 to OATS Transit. The non-profit will use the money to provide rides to Boone County residents needing access to community resources. “Central Bank of Boone County is proud to support such an important organization,” said the bank’s chief financial officer,...