As COVID-19 spreads, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about the impacts on the community.
Live updates for Thursday, April 16 will become available below:
3:00 p.m. Governor Parson announces extended stay at home order
Governor Mike Parson announced the extension of the Missouri stay at home order until Sunday, May 3.
Parson also announced there have been 5,111 positive cases in the state. There have been 152 deaths due to COVID-19 complications.
11:15 a.m.: Pettis County has three more positive COVID-19 cases
This brings the total positive cases in Pettis County to seven.
10:15 a.m.: The Salvation Army launches emotional and spiritual care hotline
The hotline is open seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for anyone feeling lonely, fearful, or hopeless during the pandemic. There is no charge to call in at 1-877-220-4195.
10:00 a.m.: Boone Hospital drive-thru collection site hours change
Non-emergent COVID-19 testing hours will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and 8:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday. New hours take effect Monday, April 20. The site will be closed on Sundays starting April, 19.
9:45 a.m.: Second confirmed COVID-19 case in Morgan County
The Morgan County Health Center is conducting an investigation to help identify anyone that had close contact with the patient. No personal information will be released about the case.
8:45 a.m.: MU Health Care will participate in COVID-19 plasma trial
The trial is designed to test if “convalescent plasma” from recovered donors can be infused into current patients to fight a virus. Adults who have recovered from COVID-19 are encouraged to participate as donors. If you are interested in donating, you can find details here.