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.
State and Regional News
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.
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.
Students across Missouri are preparing to begin their 2021-2022 school year. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers to be vigilant always, but especially near school zones, playgrounds, bicycle paths, and crosswalks when schools are in session.
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.