State and Regional News

DHSS reinforces continued message of importance of using COVID-19 prevention measures during gatherings

    Fall weather has arrived, and although the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) encourages taking activities outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic, this does not imply that prevention measures should be ignored.

You’re invited to join Girl Scouts!

    Girls across eastern Missouri looking to join in on the innovative girl-led experience are invited to get a FREE sneak peek into the world of Girl Scouts! Throughout September, Girl Scouts is hosting exclusive “get to know you” parties. Girls, along with their parent or caregiver, can register for Girl Scouts online at girlscoutsem.org/join to receive an invitation.

Funding for $300 federal unemployment benefit runs out

The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DOLIR) reports that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has notified the state that the federal Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program for unemployed workers which began on the week ending August 1, 2020 will be paid through the week ending on September 5, 2020, for a total of six weeks. The LWA provides a $300 weekly federal supplement for eligible unemployed Missourians.