Numerous area events and activities are being postponed and canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Some public agencies have also announced limited access and reduced services.
The city of Cuba announced Monday afternoon it would be declaring a state of emergency. As part of the measure, Tuesday’s council meeting will be closed to the public. During that meeting, however, the council is expected to take some dramatic steps to help local residents and businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
On March 13, the governor of the state of Missouri declared an emergency, and pursuant to that declaration, the city of Cuba will also declare a state of emergency to attempt to stem the exposure to the coronavirus.
The Cuba School District has announced it is closing March 18 through April 3 in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. As of now, the district is tentatively set to reopen on Monday, April 6.
Although the state of Missouri has had few confirmed cases of COVID-19—just one in St. Louis and one in Springfield as of Friday, March 13—that hasn’t stopped the Cuba School District from stepping up its effort to keep students and staff from contracting the virus. Superintendent Jon Earnhart let parents know what steps are being taken in a letter send home on March 10.