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New state health director concerned with Covid in schools

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) Two months after governor parson named a new Director of Missouri's Health Department, he's speaking to reporters about how he plans to lead the state out of the pandemic. The new head of Missouri's Health Department speaking to reporters virtually for the first time since taking office.
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Boone County COVID-19 hospital status back to green after months of yellow

Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services is back to reporting green status for the local hospital system after nearly three months in yellow. Green status, according to the Boone County COVID-19 dashboard, means no more than one hospital in the area reports yellow status and none report red. Hospitals with green status are operating within licensed bed capacity and accepting patient transfers from referring hospitals within standard operating procedures.
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Masks ordered for some Ashland kids — JC Schools look at COVID protocols

KMIZ — The Jefferson City Board of Education voted Thursday night to keep the JC Schools’ COVID-19 reentry plan in place and will reevaluate around the 30th day of school. Public comment mainly consisted of debating over masks for students in schools. It’s an ongoing battle between those who want...
ASHLAND, MO
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Jefferson City Board of Education votes to keep COVID-19 reentry plan in place

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ) The Jefferson City Board of Education voted Thursday night to keep the JC Schools' COVID-19 reentry plan in place and will reevaluate around the 30th day of school. Public comment mainly consisted of debating over masks for students in schools. Watch the meeting replay in the player below. It's an ongoing The post Jefferson City Board of Education votes to keep COVID-19 reentry plan in place appeared first on ABC17NEWS.
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Demonstrators oppose vaccine and mask mandates at Capitol

JEFFERSON CITY — As around 200 protesters opposing mask and vaccine mandates filled the Capitol rotunda Wednesday, state Attorney General Eric Schmitt vowed to sue the federal government over a pending vaccine mandate. A public hearing was held to discuss statewide implications of the federal vaccine mandate implemented by President...
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New health director on coronavirus in kids: ‘Delta variant is vastly different than the alpha variant’

The new health director from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Donald Kauerauf, said the delta variant of COVID-19 is affecting children "vastly" different than the alpha variant and should be treated as an entirely new disease. The post New health director on coronavirus in kids: ‘Delta variant is vastly different than the alpha variant’ appeared first on ABC17NEWS.
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Ryan’s Case for Smiles is one of the few volunteer organizations solely dedicated to helping sick children cope with the stress of life-changing illnesses and injuries. They provide children with decorative pillowcases that helps give them an emotional boost and reminds them they are not defined by their illness. This provides the children with a stress reliever and distraction. Distractions and hope enhances the emotional well-being of the children and their families.
CALLAWAY COUNTY, MO
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The week in 14 headlines

This week, California Gov. Gavin Newsom held on to his job in a recall election, which President Joe Biden touted as a victory for strict Covid-19 mitigation efforts, including vaccine mandates. Meanwhile, a shaken US Capitol braced for an upcoming rally in support of those jailed in the January 6 insurrection.
CALIFORNIA, MO
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Southern Boone Elementary students, staff required to wear masks

Southern Boone School district officials announced elementary students will have to wear masks for the next two weeks. The letter was from school superintendent Chris Felmlee. He explains that the requirement is being put into place because 15% of the elementary school's board was out, due to positive COVID-19 cases and quarantines.
BOONE COUNTY, MO