Crawford County News

Crawford County urges restrictions for gatherings, lodging, dining establishments

    Crawford County officials issued a press release late Thursday with strong recommendations related to events, gatherings, lodging and dine-in services.
    The Crawford County Health Department (CCHD), in cooperation with the Crawford County Commission and Crawford County Emergency Management Director, made the decision on March 19 to issue the following strongly recommended practices:

Crawford County Courthouse closed except by appointment - UPDATED

Crawford County Clerk John Martin announced March 19, by order of the county commission, the Crawford County Courthouse, all county offices spaces, and all other county properties will be closed to access by the general public, except by appointment. The closure began at 8 a.m., Monday, March 23, and continue until further notice is given.

Clerk reverses course, April election postponed until June

    Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced on Wednesday, March 18 that the state’s April 7 Municipal Elections would be postponed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Crawford County Clerk John Martin’s first response to the Executive Order was, “I consider this an unlawful order, and so far, am continuing as stated. If I change my mind, I'll let you know.”

42nd Judicial Circuit Court postpones cases - UPDATED

    The courts are not closed, in spite of some rumors to that effect. However, some changes have been implemented as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Presiding Circuit Judge Megan Seay issued a press release on Tuesday, March 17 regarding court operations for the 42nd Judicial Circuit Court during the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) State of Emergency.