State and Regional News

New COVID-19 tracking tool monitors continuous 14-day trends as nation, states reopen

A new tracking tool developed at the University of Missouri provides a continuously updated 14-day snapshot of new cases of COVID-19 in every county in the nation, helping the public monitor trends in cases as local stay-at-home restrictions are lifted and other measures are gradually repealed.

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.