As the COVID-19 crisis develops both in Missouri and across the nation, Governor Mike Parson and his administration continue taking steps each day to respond and adapt accordingly.
State and Regional News
Starting Saturday, March 28, 2020 the Family Support Division (FSD) Call Center will temporarily operate seven days a week and expand hours to handle the growing influx of calls from low-income Missourians for services. The temporary hours of operation starting on March 28 will be Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Hospitals and health care organizations are accepting public support in efforts to address the COVID-19 crisis in Missouri. The Missouri Hospital Association is requesting that businesses and individuals with stocks of personal protective equipment donate unused supplies to health care workers to help protect hospital and health care staff, patients and members of the community.
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.
Motorists will see crews out along Interstate 44 over the next several months as repairs are made to the driving surface.
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