With temperatures on the rise this week and summer officially about to get underway, Missourians are reminded that excessive heat and lightning pose serious hazards and to take precautions as they spend more time outdoors.
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During today’s COVID-19 briefing, Governor Mike Parson announced over $209 million in additional expenditure restrictions due to COVID-19.
“It goes without saying that COVID-19 has had severe impacts on our anticipated economic growth. This is truly unlike anything we have ever experienced before, and we are now expecting significant revenue declines,” Governor Parson said.
Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital and the Columbia Vet Center are teaming up to provide mobile COVID-19 screening and testing services for veterans at all eight of Truman VA’s Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC). Veterans currently enrolled, or those who qualify for enrollment, will be tested at clinics in the area, including the St. James CBOC.
The unemployment rate and first-time jobless claims both saw significant increases across the region in April as a result of stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to figures released by the state on Friday. Statewide unemployment was 9.7 percent, up from 3.9 percent in March.
During today’s COVID-19 briefing, Governor Mike Parson announced that Phase 1 of the state’s “Show Me Strong Recovery” Plan has been extended from Sunday, May 31, 2020, through Monday, June 1.
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