County health departments across the state are struggling to keep up with the demands placed upon them by the COVID-19 pandemic. Health departments have worked tirelessly to contact positive cases as well as all close contacts, however, cases continue to rise, and that practice is becoming unsustainable.
Crawford County News
In spite of the pandemic, Mid-Ozark CASA welcomes five newly trained volunteers to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children in Missouri’s 42nd Judicial Circuit, which includes Crawford, Dent, Iron, Reynolds and Wayne counties.
• Public exposure reported at Steelville auction
Crawford County COVID-19 cases are again rising dramatically, with large increases reported over the past two weeks. The county now has a total of 983 cases, showing a jump of 145 cases over the past week, according to Missouri’s public health dashboard. The state’s COVID website shows the new total as of November 15.
With COVID-19 cases continually on the rise, greater numbers of people in the local community are being quarantined following potential exposures to the virus. Dr. Sean Siebert attended the Crawford County Commission meeting on November 10 to discuss guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for critical infrastructure employees that may allow some to continue work after exposure.
Felony charges have been filed against the following people in Crawford County.
Steven Blake Romacker, 35, of Washington, Mo., faces two charges, one for class D felony burglary in the second degree, and another for class E felony resisting an arrest.