Crawford County News

Crawford County closes in on 1,000 COVID cases

• 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.

County talks critical workers and COVID

    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.

Several felony charges filed in Crawford County

    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.

Crawford County public exposure to COVID-19

The Crawford County Health Department has reported, during the process of case investigation in connection to COVID-19, a public place of exposure has been identified.

This exposure took place on Saturday, November 7 at an estate auction that was auctioneered by Lorts Auction Services in Steelville.

County sees spike of 120 new COVID cases

    Crawford County now has a total of 838 COVID-19 cases, increasing that number by 120 in the past seven days. The state’s COVID website shows the new total as of November 8. The previous week—between October 25 and November 1—there had been 89 additional cases reported in the county, increasing the total from 629 to 718.