Crawford County News

CC records almost 500 new COVID cases in November

    Crawford County has recorded another week of more than 100 new COVID-19 cases. This is the fourth consecutive week that has occurred, but the latest increase is slightly lower than the previous three weeks. The county now has a total of 1,217 cases, reporting 105 more cases over last week. The new total reflects numbers as of November 30 as reported on the state’s COVID website.

Crawford County will not require masks

    In spite of the continued local increase in COVID-19 cases, and new mask orders put into place in neighboring Franklin and Phelps counties, Crawford County commissioners agreed at their November 24 meeting they would not implement any mandates on face coverings or other limitations.

The Doe Run Company supports STEM education at the Viburnum schools

    This fall, The Doe Run Company (Doe Run) has pledged nearly $9,000 to support STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum at local school districts. The support is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to strengthen educational opportunities in Southeast Missouri and prepare area students for successful careers.  

MBSH receives three PB 840 vents from BJC Emergency Supply

    Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital was able to secure three PB 840 Ventilators from BJC Emergency Supply.  With the potential high demand for ventilators during the pandemic, MBSH was grateful to be able to have these units available should they be needed in their Critical Care Unit.

CC COVID cases increase by more than 100 for third straight week

    More than 100 new COVID-19 cases were again reported over the past week in Crawford County, making this the third week in a row that number has been over that mark. The county now has a total of 1,112 cases, increasing by 129 over the previous week’s total. The new total reflects numbers as of November 22 as reported on the state’s COVID website.