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MU Students Face Repercussions For COVID Violations

Sep 16, 2020

The University of Missouri has expelled two students and suspended three others for violating the university’s coronavirus safety policies. The university said these students were held accountable for “willful and knowing actions that threatened the safety of [the] campus and community” in a press release sent Tuesday. It also mentioned that 11 student organizations are currently under investigation for similar violations.

CARES Act Funding Group Discusses County Funding

Apr 29, 2020
Missouri's Capitol Building in 2017.
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Boone County will receive $21.2 million from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act sent to Missouri.

That money should be distributed to entities within the county, according to state Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick.

Columbia Motel Becomes Homeless Shelter During COVID-19 Pandemic

Mar 30, 2020
Columbia City Hall
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A low-cost hotel has become the front line for assisting the homeless residents of Columbia during the coronavirus pandemic. 

The Welcome Inn is hosting the CoMo Crisis Shelter, which is housing homeless people in an attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among the population. 

Each room houses two people, which isn't ideal, the CoMo Crisis Shelter website states, but allows it to house more people while still lowering the risk of transmission overall.

Doctor's office supplies on desk.
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Two more people in Boone County have tested positive for COVID-19, the city of Columbia reported in a Thursday evening news release.

The two new positive cases involved people in their 60s and 70s. Both are related to out-of-state contact with another person who had tested positive.

This brings the total number of positive cases discovered in Boone County to three. The first person diagnosed, who was in their 60s, died Wednesday.

First Positive COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Mid-Missouri

Mar 18, 2020
Columbia City Hall
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Two people, one in Boone County and one in Cole County, have tested positive for COVID-19, making them the first confirmed cases of the virus in mid-Missouri, according to the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services.

The individual who tested positive in Boone County is in their 60s and is currently self-isolating at home, according to MU Health Care, where the patient has been treated. The case — one of 16 known in Missouri as of Tuesday night — is related to travel from another country.