As confirmed cases of the coronavirus continue to rise in Missouri, the city of Columbia has responded (as many cities are in the absence of a statewide directive): by implementing its own stay at home order.
The goal is to slow the spread of the virus and keep our community safe, but this solution comes with its own complications. The directive has meant deciding which businesses are essential and which need to close their doors and send their employees home. Difficult decisions for a city leader.
And what about the most vulnerable people in our community — kids relying on meals from school, people suffering a loss of livelihood from this, and people who can’t shelter-in-place because don’t have a home to take shelter in?
In this episode, we’re breaking down the city’s response to this unfolding crisis — and its preparations for what comes next.
Our guest is Columbia Mayor Brian Treece.
To listen to the live show, tune in to KBIA 91.3 FM weekdays at noon. Also, leave us a voicemail at 877-532-0971 about how you are handling the isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.