Regionally relevant news and updates regarding the virus outbreak situation.
The American Red Cross is closely monitoring the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and preparing to carry out our lifesaving mission in the event of any possible disruptions, as well as supporting public health agencies to help communities prepare. Right now, the American Red Cross strongly urges healthy, eligible individuals to schedule a blood, platelet or AB Elite […]
Poplar Bluff, MO – At the Department of Veterans Affairs, the safety of our Veterans and employees is the highest priority. Libby Johnson, Associate Director at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center (VAMC) and crisis management Incident Commander, announced the local medical center will be implementing “Tier 2” COVID-19 planning measures effective Wednesday, March […]
Transportation Cabinet Issues Emergency Order for Commercial Drivers Assisting in COVID-19 Relief Efforts
Temporary hours of service restrictions expedite delivery of goods and services FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 13, 2020) – In keeping with Gov. Andy Beshear’s declaration of emergency and safety focus for Kentuckians, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Jim Gray today signed an emergency order temporarily suspending certain regulatory restrictions on motor carriers engaged in delivering goods and […]
As people and agencies across the world respond to the coronavirus pandemic, or COVID-19, we must also be vigilant here in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Whether we’re working to stop or slow the spread of coronavirus or the common flu, we must continue observing good hygiene and housekeeping practices that protect our homes, workplaces and our […]
WASHINGTON (March 13, 2020) — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing an expanded list of EPA-registered disinfectant products that have qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The list contains nearly 200 additional products—including 40 new products that went through the agency’s expedited review process. The agency also […]
State also identifies first case associated with a long-term care facility SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health today announced the first cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in central and southern Illinois. A Woodford County resident in his 70s and a Cumberland County resident in his 70s both tested positive for COVID-19. Additionally, two […]