White House COVID-19 Task Force Updates County Zones

Boone County has been taken out of the red zone on the latest White House COVID-19 Task Force report. The report, dated Sunday, lists Callaway, Camden, Cole, Moniteau, Osage, Randolph and Warren counties in the red zone. Gasconade, Howard, Marion, Montgomery and Saline counties are in the orange zone Yellow zone counties include Audrain, Boone, […]

Boone County Health Orders Get Modifications

Columbia Boone County Public Health and Human Services is modifying a health order in effect until October 6th. Entertainment venues, bars and restaurants serving alcohol must close by 10:30 p.m. but the restriction on stopping alcohol service at 9:00 p.m. is no longer in effect. Food establishments that don’t comply with the health order will […]

Columbia Attorney Loses License For A Year

The Missouri State Supreme Court suspends a Columbia attorney’s license for a year. Syreeta McNeal, a Columbia attorney focusing mainly on bankruptcy and tax matters admitted to violating various rules of professional responsibility. McNeal admitted to attempting to collect fees to which she was not entitled and threatening to reveal information obtained in client confidences. […]

Boone County COVID-19 Positivity Rates In Error

Columbia Boone County Public Health and Human Services is reporting an error in positivity rates for the county, stretching back to May. In a release today (Tuesday), the agency says the error stems from a “complex data extraction issue” between MU Health Care’s electronic medical record contractor and the state’s Department of Health and Senior […]

Revised Health Orders Announced In Columbia and Boone County

Boone County and Columbia is announcing new COVID-19 related restrictions this (Friday) morning. Restaurants and bars serving alcohol are required to stop serving alcohol at 9 p.m. and shall close no later than 10 p.m. Restaurants that do not serve alcohol are not required to close at 10 p.m. Restaurants and bars serving alcohol may […]

Missouri Sales Tax Holiday Weekend

The Missouri Sales Tax Holiday weekend starts at midnight tonight and runs through Sunday at midnight. Marci Minor, public information director for the Mexico School District says it is a great opportunity to get school supplies for the upcoming year. For a list of the supplies and the counties participating go the Missouri Secretary of […]

Revised Health Order Takes Effect Monday In Boone County

The Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services is releasing a revised health order. Effective at 12:00 a.m. on Monday, face masks will be required for those over age 10 when unable to social distance inside the city of Columbia to align with their mask ordinance. Additionally, restaurants and bars can continue to operate with […]

Boone County Records Another Death Due To COVID-19

Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services is reporting Boone County’s fourth death due to COVID-19. In a tweet sent out just before noon today (Friday), the agency says the fourth victim was in the over 80 age group. The agency is also reporting a rise in the positivity rate for the novel coronavirus for […]