EPA continues efforts to help increase the availability of disinfectant products for use against coronavirus

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took steps to provide additional flexibilities to manufacturers of disinfectants and other pesticides. EPA intends for these flexibilities to increase the availability of products for Americans to use against the novel coronavirus. After meeting with stakeholders last week and discussing supply chain challenges posed by the pandemic, EPA is allowing manufacturers to obtain certain inert ingredients—or inactive ingredients like sodium chloride or glucose—from different suppliers without checking with the agency for approval.

Glove, hat, and scarf donation made

Crawford County Eye Care and St. James Eye Care appreciate all the patients who donated to the mitten tree. With all the contributions, the business was able to donate over 400 pairs of gloves, hats, and scarves to the Cuba Elementary School. Without you this would not have been possible.

Missouri Department of Labor stands ready to serve those who are unemployed due to COVID-19

While state office buildings may be closed to the public temporarily amid theCOVID-19 outbreak, the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations’ (DOLIR) Division of Employment Security (DES) continues to process unemployment claims. All the DES staff are performing essential functions to support Missouri’s workers and employers in response to this public health crisis.

President approves governor’s request for Major Disaster Declaration to support Missouri’s coronavirus response

President Donald Trump today approved Governor Mike Parson’s request for a federal major disaster declaration for the state of Missouri.
The President approved Governor Parson’s request that the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance Program be utilized to reimburse eligible expenditures made by local governments, nonprofit organizations, and the state for emergency protective measures by first responders and others responding to the coronavirus.