Phelps County News

Vaccine to prevent tuberculosis may help limit spread of COVID-19

A vaccine developed about a century ago to prevent tuberculosis may also help prevent the transmission of COVID-19, according to two Missouri University of Science and Technology researchers who examined the spread of COVID-19 among countries that require the vaccine and those that do not.

Missouri S&T temporarily suspends standardized testing requirements for incoming fall 2021 undergraduate students

Incoming first-year students who apply to Missouri University of Science and Technology for the fall 2021 semester now have the choice of whether to submit their standardized test scores to the university.

Commission approves six CARES Act requests

    The Phelps County Commission on Thursday approved six agencies to receive a portion of the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, & Economic Security) Act funding the county received earlier this year. Funding will be used to help with COVID-19 recovery and preparedness purposes to help with the costs associated with the pandemic.

Primary sees most local offices filled

    Phelps County voters headed to the polls Tuesday to vote in the August Primary election, which determined several local seats and set the ballot for the November general election. District 1 and 2 commissioner races for November were determined and a new Coroner was elected.