The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act has a number of provisions to assist businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19.
BJC HealthCare’s Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital opened a COVID-19 specimen collection site today to help create more widely available testing resources throughout the region.
Candidate filing for Phelps County offices closed on March 31, with nine candidates seeking two seats as county commissioners and two running for county coroner. Several other seats will be unopposed in the August primary election.
The St. James Caring Center Thrift Store and Senior Center are closing their doors to the public due to preventing the spread of COVID-19 until further notice. The Caring Center will continue to accept donations and benevolent services, but the store itself will no longer be open to the public.
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will offer some relief to small businesses in Missouri as it launches today, Friday, April 3. The Missouri Bankers Association and the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry ask for patience from the public as the program begins.
Two new groups of community volunteers were recently sworn in as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) by Judge Megan Seay, Presiding Circuit Judge of the 42nd Judicial Circuit. Mid-Ozark CASA, a local non-profit organization, trains and supervises community volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment.