State and Regional News

CDC and DHSS warn against using ivermectin for COVID

    Following a dramatic increase in poisoning concerns related to the use of ivermectin—often used as a large animal de-wormer—by people attempting to prevent or treat COVID-19 has led both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services to issue advisories against that practice.

Missouri State Medical Association in favor of allowing schools to require masking

The Missouri State Medical Association (MSMA) supports the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding the effectiveness of masks to reduce transmission of the COVID virus.

Courage2Report provides safe, confidential avenue to report school safety concerns

    Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds school personnel, parents, and students the Courage2ReportMO program provides a safe and confidential way to report any concerns regarding their safety or the safety of others.

New Missouri ‘to-go’ alcohol sales law takes effect Aug. 28

The waiver that allowed Missouri restaurants to sell “to-go” alcoholic drinks beginning on April 14, 2020, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, will become permanent when Senate Bill 126 <https://www.senate.mo.gov/21info/pdf-bill/tat/SB126.pdf> takes effect on Aug. 28.