State and Regional News

HHS announces  $165,385,000 distribution to nursing facilities impacted by COVID-19 in Missouri

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it has begun distributing 502 payments totaling  $165,385,000 to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) in Missouri to help them combat the devastating effects of this pandemic. Nursing homes play a pivotal role in providing skilled care to our nation’s vulnerable seniors.

Missouri launches two new online resources to help businesses and unemployed workers

The Missouri Department of Labor’s (DOLIR’s) Division of Employment Security (DES) has created a claims tracker for claimant ease in identifying their unemployment claim status and has launched a new web portal to help employers protect their accounts against error and fraud.

Governor announces plan to rapidly increase COVID-19 testing volume in Missouri

During today’s COVID-19 briefing, Governor Mike Parson announced a plan to rapidly increase COVID-19 testing volume to 7,500 tests per day in Missouri.
Expanding testing capacity and volume is one of the four pillars of Missouri’s “Show Me Strong Recovery” Plan.

Average Missourians need help amidst COVID-19 pandemic

The Missourians to End Poverty coalition, in partnership with Missouri Community Action Network, announces the release of its 2020 Missouri Poverty Report. This 20-page report is a comprehensive snapshot of key poverty-related data points in Missouri, updated and expanded from the 2018 edition.