Crawford County Commissioners officially announced on March 24 they had declared a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 crisis the previous week. The commission also adopted a set of rules for leave for county employees related to illness.
The Missouri Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) would like to remind producers of the program sign-up deadlines to be considered for FY 2020 funding are as follows:
Together, the Missouri Department of Economic Development, State Emergency Management Agency, Department of Health and Senior Services, and the Office of Administration partnered with the Cole County Commission and Missouri Association of Councils of Government to provide Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to purchase 125 ventilators to aid in the statewide response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, known as WIC, remains in operation in Missouri. Local agencies continue to support current participants and to enroll new participants who may now be income-eligible due to the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Phelps Health Foundation has started a fundraiser to assist Phelps Health in its continuing efforts to serve the region in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.
During its meeting this week, the Bourbon City Council voted to close city hall until further notice due to the ongoing pandemic. The city also took action to help residents with their water and sewer bill.