Governor Mike Parson is extending the state of emergency in Missouri through March 31st, 2021 however says he will not regulate gatherings or issue a statewide mask mandate. The governor held a news briefing this (Thursday) morning in Jefferson City and said he would not mandate who goes through the front door of your home, […]
A Change is being announced to Missouri’s K-12 school quarantine guidance. Under the updated guidance that was announced today (Thursday), proper mask wearing may now prevent individuals from being identified as close contacts in K-12 schools that have implemented a mask mandate. This means that if both individuals at school–the person diagnosed with COVID-19 and […]
Several local McDonald’s restaurants will be saluting veterans today (Wednesday) with free menu items for Veterans Day. The vets will be given free any size soft drink or sweet tea as well as a medium order of fries from 11am until 7pm. Several of the locations include Mexico, Centralia, Kingdom City, Fulton, Moberly, Jefferson City, […]
SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital – Jefferson City may soon have a new owner. SSM and Quorum Health have signed a letter of intent to purchase the hospital and associated medical group practices. The letter of intent begins a period of exclusive negotiation between the two organizations for the hospital campus built in 2014. Both […]
We still do not know who will be the next President of the United State after yesterday’s (Tuesday) Election. As of this (Wednesday) morning Joe Biden has 238 Electoral College Votes to President Trump’s 213 with 270 votes needed to be declared the next president. Nine states are still counting millions of votes. President Trump […]
Several Mid-Missouri counties remains in the red zone for new COVID-19 infections, according to a newly released White House report. The document looks at cases reported last week, and shows Missouri as a whole remains in the red zone, with 159 cases per one hundred thousand people. Missouri’s case rate of 9,768 is the 15th […]
The SSM Health COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites in Jefferson City and Mexico will be closed on Monday, September 7th, in observance of Labor Day. Both sites will reopen on Tuesday, September 8th.
Governor Mike Parson is extending Phase 1 of the state’s Show Me Strong Recovery Plan from Sunday May 31st through Monday June 15th. Parson said yesterday that some communities are farther along than others in the recovery process. Extending Phase 1 will give communities more time to prepare and align efforts as the state continues […]
SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospitals in Mexico and Jefferson City will both begin limited elective procedures starting today (Monday). They will continue having patients, staff, and visitors were masking and will test all patients prior to the their scheduled procedures and maintain strict visitor policies.
SSM Health is announcing furloughs for about 2,000 employees or 5 percent of their workforce across their 4 state health system. According to an email from SSM sent out this morning additional employees will experience partial furlough through a reduction of hours. The furloughs are expected to last 13 weeks as SSM is experiencing financial […]