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Corona Virus Coverage - Columbia Missourian: Columbia/Boone County Government

Columbia/Boone County Government

March 2020

3/4/2020 Local, state officials to host coronavirus briefings

3/13/2020 Columbia will not shut off unpaid utilities due to coronavirus outbreak

3/16/2020 UPDATE: Council approves ban on gatherings of 25 or more, caps on bar and restaurant patronage

3/16/2020 Columbia City Council declares state of emergency for the city 

3/16/2020 Courts reduce activities in response to COVID-19 outbreak

3/16/2020 As schools consider closure, a Columbia lawmaker aims to protect their state funding

3/17/2020 City's emergency declaration has yet to force business closures to combat virus

3/17/2020 Utilities director sworn in, airport runway approved at council meeting

3/17/2020 Lennon joins petition to reschedule municipal election

3/17/2020 First positive COVID-19 cases confirmed in Boone, Cole counties

3/19/2020 Boone County to adjust procedures in response to COVID-19 outbreak

3/19/2020 Health officials to livestream COVID-19 Q&A 

3/19/2020 Free parking in downtown Columbia until further notice

3/19/2020 Parking enforcement suspended downtown

3/20/2020 City restricts access to its public buildings beginning Monday morning

3/21/2020 Health director limits small businesses, public and private gatherings

3/21/2020 Community members seek to lend a helping hand amid COVID-19 pandemic

3/23/2020 City, county collaborate with nonprofits on COVID-19 resource website

3/23/2020 COVID-19 virtual business panel addresses city regulations, employer concerns

3/24/2020 Coronavirus en Columbia: preguntas frecuentes

3/24/2020 Stay-at-home order begins Wednesday; public schools won't reopen until April 27

3/25/2020 Gobiernos de la ciudad de Columbia y del condado de Boone emiten orden de Quedarse en casa

3/25/2020 Boone communities adapt to stay-at-home order

3/25/2020 Virus-related closures continue around mid-Missouri

3/26/2020 Health Department working to resolve influx of virus-related complaints

3/27/2020 Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Boone County rise to 42

3/28/2020 Storms could lead to more short closures for drive-thru testing

3/29/2020 Columbia, Boone County first responders confront challenges of COVID-19

3/30/2020 Columbia receives roughly 80 calls about breaking stay-at-home order

April 2020

4/1/2020 UPDATE: City urges following new CDC guideline on masks in public

4/1/2020 City/county health department reports no new positive tests by Wednesday evening

4/4/2020 COVID-19 measures dominate Columbia City Council agenda

4/6/2020 Council members disagree on how to protect unsheltered population

4/7/2020 West side of Cosmo Park closed to traffic

4/7/2020 Construction permits available again; Browning advises residents to 'stay the course'

4/8/2020 Local officials emphasize effectiveness of stay-at-home order

4/8/2020 Boone County Jail, state prisons hold firm amid calls to release inmates for virus concerns

4/10/2020 Timeline: Major COVID-19 events locally and nationally

4/10/2020 Local public health agencies ask state for funds

4/13/2020 City seeks proposals for homeless camp, isolation and quarantine rooms 

4/14/2020 Columbia Regional Airport to get nearly $18.7 million from feds

4/15/2020 Annual Art in the Park to be held virtually

4/15/2020 Mid-Missouri therapists share ways to prioritize mental health

4/17/2020 COVID-19 kicks Health Department staff into overdrive

4/18/2020 CAR Camp offers shelter for Columbia's homeless population

4/18/2020 PHOTO GALLERY: CAR Camp provides safe place for Columbia's homeless population

4/18/2020 Airport bonds, COVID-19 top council agenda

4/20/2020 City seeks public's ideas about priorities for new federal COVID-19 aid

4/20/2020 Boone board discusses reopening hospital for non-COVID-19 care

4/21/2020 Free mental health services and hotlines available to help cope during pandemic

4/23/2020 Columbia, Boone County stay-at-home order extended through May 3

4/24/2020 As Columbia prepares to reopen, MU infectious disease expert urges caution

4/30/2020 City, health officials emphasize social distancing when stay-at-home order is lifted

May 2020

5/1/2020 Boone County deciphering how to dole out CARES cash

5/2/2020 Coronavirus forces Columbia budget cuts

5/4/2020 Mobile COVID-19 testing being offered across Boone County

5/4/2020 Voters seeking to avoid COVID-19 can apply for absentee ballots

5/5/2020 UPDATE: Columbia council makes pitch for county CARES Act money

5/5/2020 Small business loans, housing assistance win Columbia City Council approval

5/12/2020 First Ward city council candidates campaign via virtual candidate forum

5/13/2020 13th Circuit courts launch the new normal Monday

5/13/2020 Online petition solicits support for Browning

5/13/2020 First virtual School Board candidate forum centers on district's COVID-19 response

5/14/2020 Columbia to expand COVID-19 mobile testing

5/16/2020 Columbia's revenue picture is a head-scratcher heading toward fiscal 2021

5/17/2020 County funds produce purchases from local farmers for food pantries

5/18/2020 Treece opposes raising utility rates at budget work session

5/18/2020 Health director lays out further reopening of Boone County

5/19/2020 City makes new COVID-19 data public, stays steady on reopening plans

5/20/2020 UPDATE: Lawsuit dismisses claims against Browning as county health director

5/23/2020 No recycling pickup next week after waste employees exposed to COVID-19

5/27/2020 Candidates praise city's COVID-19 response, share thoughts on future strategies

5/28/2020 Glascock expresses lack of confidence in finances in State of the City address

5/28/2020 Boone County to use software to boost contact tracing efforts

5/28/2020 PHOTO GALLERY: COVID-19 mobile testing site in operation

5/28/2020 Boone County reports nine new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

5/28/2020 Boone County positive COVID-19 cases surge

5/28/2020 Open COVID-19 testing launches next week

5/29/2020 Final School Board candidate forum highlights difficulties of virtual learning

5/29/2020 Community surveys underscore mixed feelings about city reopening

5/30/2020 Airport terminal project, COVID relief funding on City Council agenda

5/31/2020 How COVID-19 is impacting voting

June 2020

6/1/2020 City and school board elections are Tuesday

6/1/2020 Open COVID-19 testing began Monday in Boone County

6/1/2020 Columbia health director outlines standard for reporting COVID-19 cases

6/2/2020 Turnout light but absentee requests up for municipal elections

6/3/2020 Record low voter turnout seen in municipal election

6/3/2020 Boone County reports second coronavirus-related death

6/3/2020 Lunch in the Park program is back with new COVID-19 precautions

6/4/2020 Lawsuit against public health director dropped

6/4/2020 State evaluated second Boone County COVID-19 death

6/5/2020 Boone County Fair canceled by city

6/9/2020 State health director applauds Boone County's COVID-19 response

6/13/2020 First council session for Fowler includes demonstrations, police issues

6/15/2020 Boone County COVID-19 health restrictions remain in force

6/18/2020 Tuesday marks new health order, distancing guidelines amid COVID-19 resurgence

6/18/2020 Boone County reports daily high of 18 COVID-19 cases Thursday

6/19/2020 County sees fewer COVID-19 cases Friday following daily high

6/25/2020 Glascock proposes city personnel cuts, expecting 'long-term impact' on economy

6/26/2020 Grant funding allows Columbia buses to continue free rides

6/26/2020 Mayor seeks public mask ordinance as COVID-19 spreads rapidly

6/29/2020 Columbia's possible mandatory mask rule sparks debate

6/29/2020 Missouri and Boone County COVID-19 cases continue to surge

6/30/2020 Missouri passes 1,000 COVID-19 deaths; Boone County reports daily high of cases

6/30/2020 COVID-19 changes electric coop's 82-year tradition for annual meeting

July 2020

7/1/2020 Boone County reports 11 new cases Wednesday following daily high

7/2/2020 UPDATE: Treece says that 'if we want to keep Columbia's economy open, wear a mask'

7/2/2020 Mandatory mask ordinance up for City Council vote Monday

7/3/2020 Health Department scrambling to keep up with contact tracing

7/4/2020 Strong opinions await City Council as it mulls making masks mandatory

7/4/2020 PHOTO GALLERY: Columbians share opinions about wearing masks

7/6/2020 Number of COVID-19 cases in Boone surpasses 500

7/7/2020 County CARES Act funding unlikely to be distributed based on city population

7/7/2020 Microenterprise loan program will strive to reach minority-owned businesses

7/7/2020 Council votes to make face masks mandatory in Columbia

7/7/2020 Countywide mask ordinance unlikely, commissioner says

7/8/2020 Boone County records highest single-day rise in COVID-19 cases

7/10/2020 Health director extends current phase of reopening order in Boone County

7/10/2020 Free mental health services now available to Boone County essential workers

7/10/2020 Suspension of curbside recycling symptomatic of a troubled utility

7/13/2020 Third COVID-19 death reported as Boone County cases keep climbing

7/13/2020 Number of COVID-19 inpatients in Boone County continues to rise

7/13/2020 Informational session planned for those facing housing instability

7/14/2020 COVID-19 impact seen on Columbia's cooling centers

7/16/2020 County to buy software to handle CARES applications

7/18/2020 COVID-19 recovery plan, hearing on capital projects top Columbia City Council agenda

7/22/2020 Local health departments struggle to combat COVID-19 misinformation

7/23/2020 Health Department launches mobile-friendly COVID-19 site

7/24/2020 Glascock's 2021 budget cuts jobs, shifts policing and solid waste strategies

7/24/2020 Most in-person activities at Boone County Courthouse suspended

7/27/2020 Columbia's mask ordinance is having a positive impact

7/28/2020 City to share details of COVID-19 relief loan process

August 2020

8/1/2020 Boone County reports daily record Saturday, fourth death Friday

8/2/2020 Precautions will be in place during 2020 primary election Tuesday

8/6/2020 City Council vexed by lack of CARES help from county

8/6/2020 New county health order increases bar/restaurant restrictions

8/6/2020 Columbia doctor leads effort to tighten regulations to combat COVID-19

8/7/2020 Boone County reports its fifth COVID-19 death

8/8/2020 Boone County Courthouse increases occupancy rate and in-person proceedings

8/11/2020 Treece urges communitywide responsibility as students return

8/11/2020 City gets complaints about restaurants, bars and county official flouting social distancing

8/13/2020 Budget challenges confront Columbia council during daylong work session

8/21/2020 Boone County Courthouse revises COVID-19 operations

8/21/2020 81 new COVID-19 cases reported in Boone County on Friday

8/21/2020 Local Democratic delegates celebrate Biden from afar

8/26/2020 Groups petition for online classes, bar shutdown amid virus resurgence

8/26/2020 Gov. Mike Parson, State Auditor Galloway visit Columbia

8/27/2020 New health directives coming Friday morning

8/28/2020 COVID-19 directive deals a blow to businesses

8/28/2020 State health director says state will have COVID-19 test strips before end of Sept.

8/28/2020 Columbia School Board to meet Monday about return to school plan

8/28/2020 SEC updates stadium protocols for pandemic

8/28/2020 New health order: Bars, restaurants must stop serving alcohol at 9 p.m., close at 10

8/28/2020 Boone County commissioner announces CARES Act funding portal, bicentennial celebration

8/29/2020 Boone County reports 131 COVID-19 cases Saturday, a new daily record

8/29/2020 Police trying to educate about — rather than enforce — crowd size limits

September 2020

9/1/2020 Most in-person Boone County court procedures suspended after positive COVID-19 test

9/2/2020 Boone County reports record 168 COVID-19 case jump

9/4/2020 Rowden says county leaders must distribute COVID-19 relief funds immediately

9/8/2020 Council authorizes extension of COVID-19 directive, urges stronger prevention efforts

9/8/2020 Boone County COVID-19 trend continues with numbers rising

9/8/2020 Boone County launches application portal for COVID-related grants

9/8/2020 COVID data illustrates challenges with testing, containing spread

9/14/2020 Boone County COVID-19 total active cases down by nearly 400

9/14/2020 Boone County Courthouse reopening some operations

9/15/2020 Corrected data show Boone County positivity rate is 24.1%

9/18/2020 Boone County COVID-19 hospitalizations increase; eighth death reported

9/18/2020 Rowden’s right: CARES Act funds weren’t paid out

9/18/2020 Boone County voters have options as general election approaches

9/19/2020 COVID-19, fiscal 2021 budget and trail hearing pack City Council agenda

9/21/2020 Health Department catches up as active COVID-19 cases decline

9/21/2020 Active COVID-19 cases in Boone County down by 41.5%

9/24/2020 Boone County sees ninth COVID-related death

9/26/2020 City resumes utility disconnect for nonpayment starting Oct. 5

9/28/2020 Boone County court resumes most in-person operations

October 2020

10/1/2020 Boone County extends health order to Oct. 20

10/3/2020 Virtual meetings, COVID-19 funding and utilities audit highlight council agenda

10/5/2020 Food Bank receives financial donations amid COVID-19

10/5/2020 COVID-19 case numbers rising in southern Boone County

10/5/2020 Columbia City Council votes to uphold health order extension

10/6/2020 Columbia to reopen portal for COVID-relief applications

10/6/2020 Director suggests holding off on disconnecting city utilities

10/7/2020 Public health funding and pandemic response main topic at candidate forum

10/10/2020 Boone County Commission candidate Q&A: COVID-19 response

10/12/2020 Another person dies of COVID-19, Boone County's 13th death

10/12/2020 City will begin disconnecting utilities Oct. 26

10/14/2020 Circuit court judge candidates discuss bail bonds, COVID-19 impact at forum

10/15/2020 Boone County COVID-19 spike due in part to delayed reporting

10/15/2020 Boone County reports one death Thursday

10/19/2020 Boone County reports 15th COVID-19 death

10/19/2020 Public health order extended, hospitalization rates high as CPS returns

10/21/2020 Boone County reports 16th COVID-19-related death

10/26/2020 Hospitalizations from COVID-19 in Boone County remain high

10/26/2020 13th Circuit Court halts most in-person operations after positive COVID-19 tests

10/28/2020 COVID-19 sparks call to action, challenges, concerns for poll workers

10/29/2020 Commission candidates debate on race, COVID-19 response at forum

10/30/2020 COVID-19 restrictions, park improvements top City Council agenda

November 2020

11/2/2020 City Council discusses extended COVID-19 health order, financial impact

11/2/2020 Active COVID-19 cases in Boone County continue to rise

11/2/2020 Face mask health order extended due to rise in hospitalization rates

11/3/2020 COVID-19 death No. 17 reported in Boone County

11/5/2020 Boone County reports its 18th COVID-19 related death, reaches new single-day case high

11/6/2020 Columbia police reduce in-person contact as COVID-19 cases climb

11/6/2020 Special session focuses on $1.3 billion in additional COVID-19 funding

11/9/2020 Boone County COVID-19 cases climb, hospitalizations reach all-time high

11/10/2020 Health Department and hospitals post new indicators for COVID-19 hospital capacity

11/10/2020 Missouri's COVID-19 vaccine roll out could begin in December

11/11/2020 Is justice online, justice denied? Clients, lawyers and judges learn as they go

11/13/2020 COVID-19 crisis prompts extension of city and county health orders

11/13/2020 New health orders to be announced Friday afternoon

11/16/2020 Boone County reports 19th COVID-19-related death

11/16/2020 Workplace transmissions on the rise; City Council discusses health order

11/17/2020 Two more Boone County residents have died from COVID-19

11/18/2020 Stephanie Browning, serving community health, even in the wake of COVID-19

11/18/2020 Modified county contact tracing to focus on most recent positive cases

11/19/2020 Boone County reaches 23 COVID-19 deaths, sees 212 new cases

11/23/2020 Boone County Commission discusses countywide mask mandate

11/24/2020 Boone County reports 24th COVID-19 death, first MU students hospitalized

11/24/2020 Boone County Commission passes countywide mask ordinance

11/25/2020 COVID-19 claims two more lives in Boone County

11/25/2020 Columbia residents balance Thanksgiving plans with COVID-19 risks

11/25/2020 City will distribute Boone County CARES money to businesses

11/30/2020 Boone County reports 27th COVID-19-related death

December 2020

12/1/2020 Boone County loses 28th resident to COVID-19

12/3/2020 Boone County COVID-19 death toll reaches 30, hits new single-day case high

12/4/2020 New quarantine guidelines for exposed people without symptoms, health order extended

12/7/2020 Two more people die of COVID-19, both between ages 40-59

12/9/2020 Two more Boone County residents die of COVID-19-related causes

12/10/2020 Boone County reports 35th COVID-19-related death

12/10/2020 Boone County commissioners allocate $2.4 million to local organizations through CARES Act

12/14/2020 COVID-19 deaths in Boone County rise amid backdrop of global tragedy

12/15/2020 Boone County reports its 39th and 40th death due to COVID-19

12/15/2020 Truman Veterans' Hospital administers first vaccine to 99-year-old veteran

12/17/2020 Boone County records three new COVID-19 related deaths

12/17/2020 County Health Department extends public health orders

12/21/2020 Three people died of COVID-19, bringing county total to 46

12/22/2020 Four COVID deaths reported Tuesday in Boone County

12/24/2020 Two COVID-19 deaths were reported in Boone County, bringing county total to 52

12/28/2020 One person died from COVID-19, bringing county total to 53 deaths

12/29/2020 Three more COVID-19 deaths reported in Columbia area

12/29/2020 City Council reports $16 million in CARES Act expenses due to pandemic

12/30/2020 One more COVID-19 death reported in Boone County

12/30/2020 Parson applauds continued COVID-19 vaccine rollout, child care funding

12/30/2020 MODOT 'back on track' despite COVID-19, but a long road lies ahead

12/30/2020 Boone County allocates the last batch of CARES funding

12/31/2020 One more COVID-19 death reported, bringing Boone County total to 58

January 2021

1/4/2021 Active Boone County COVID-19 cases hold steady; hospitalizations decrease

1/5/2021 Potential scam related to COVID-19 reported

1/5/2021 One COVID-19 death reported in Boone County bringing total to 59

1/6/2021 UPDATE: COVID-19 vaccine timeline uncertain in Boone County, across state

1/6/2021 One more COVID-19 death, bringing Boone County total to 60

1/8/2021 New website offers information on COVID-19 vaccines in Boone County

1/8/2021 One additional COVID-19 death and 123 new cases Friday in Boone County

1/9/2021 17 Boone County Jail inmates test positive for COVID-19

1/11/2021 Another person dies of COVID-19; county death total is 62

1/15/2021 Another COVID-19 death reported, bringing Boone County total to 65

1/16/2021 Cooper County has no vaccines to give out, hasn't started Phase 1A

1/19/2021 Two more COVID-19-related deaths reported Tuesday

1/25/2021 Missouri ranks last in state vaccine distribution; MU Health Care opens vaccination site

1/26/2021 Another COVID-19 death recorded Tuesday; 546 active cases in Boone County

1/27/2021 People in Phase 1B, Tier 2, on standby for COVID-19 vaccinations

1/27/2021 Boone County records second COVID-19 death this week

February 2021

2/1/2021 One COVID-19 death recorded Monday; 469 active cases in Boone County

2/2/2021 Boone County is out of first vaccine doses for this week

2/4/2021 Another COVID-19 death recorded Thursday; 33 new cases

2/5/2021 Health Department, Boone County hospitals to merge COVID-19 vaccine lists

2/5/2021 Boone Hospital Center will allow visitors, temporarily close COVID-19 drive-thru testing site next week

2/8/2021 Daily cases of COVID-19 on the decline

2/9/2021 One Boone County resident died from COVID-19; 27 new cases

2/10/2021 One death related to COVID-19 reported Wednesday

2/10/2021 Columbia restaurants, bars, entertainment venues can stay open until midnight

2/15/2021 COVID-19 cases dip below 200 in Boone County

2/15/2021 COVID-19 vaccinations being prepared for homebound Boone County residents

2/15/2021 Some COVID-19 testing sites closed for inclement weather

2/16/2021 Another shipment of COVID-19 vaccines makes way for more Boone County vaccination events this week

2/16/2021 Health Department vaccine ad campaign to target vulnerable communities

2/16/2021 COVID-19 death in 10-19 age group recorded Tuesday in Boone County

2/18/2021 One death and 41 new COVID-19 cases Thursday

2/20/2021 Boone and Callaway County courts to reduce some COVID-19 restrictions

2/22/2021 COVID-19 cases in Boone County continue to decline

2/24/2021 One COVID-19 death Wednesday brings county total to 76

March 2021

3/1/2021 COVID-19 cases continue trend downward

3/1/2021 City removes curfew on restaurants, bars; increases caps on gatherings

3/3/2021 Health department holds vaccine clinic, providing access to Black community

3/3/2021 First- and second-dose vaccine clinics to be held through weekend; J&J vaccines make it to Boone County

3/5/2021 Sixth Ward City Council candidates discuss COVID-19, trash collection, East Campus

3/5/2021 South Columbia to hold mass COVID-19 vaccination event; 2,300 doses to be given

3/5/2021 NAACP town hall meeting addresses concerns about COVID-19 within Department of Corrections

3/8/2021 Boone County reports 62 COVID-19 cases Monday

3/10/2021 Two additional COVID-19 Boone County deaths; three hospitalized

3/12/2021 Boone County hosts first state-sponsored mass vaccination clinic Friday

3/15/2021 Boone County reports another death Monday because of COVID-19

3/19/2021 Local officials look ahead to vaccinating all eligible adults in April

3/22/2021 Boone County records one COVID-19 death over the weekend

3/22/2021 Public health order modified because of plateau in COVID-19 infections

3/23/2021 More vaccine appointments will be available in Boone County this week

3/24/2021 New health order takes effect at noon Wednesday

3/25/2021 Boone County reports second COVID-19 death this week

3/27/2021 'Excellent' or 'among the worst'? City Council aspirants assess local COVID-19 response

April 2021

4/5/2021 COVID-19 cases in Boone County continue to drop while vaccinations rise

4/5/2021 Vaccination event announced for Boone County restaurant and entertainment employees

4/7/2021 Vaccine appointments available to residents 16 and older through Boone Health

4/12/2021 COVID-19 cases on the rise after period of lows

4/13/2021 More COVID-19 vaccine appointments available in Columbia this week

4/13/2021 Boone County extends current health order through May

4/14/2021 Walk-in vaccine clinics open up in mid-Missouri

4/16/2021 Health Department to hold vaccination event for Spanish-speaking community in Columbia

4/19/2021 COVID-19 cases remain around 100 in Boone County

4/20/2021 Phase 3 of vaccine rollout prompts new concerns and focuses

4/26/2021 COVID-19 cases stagnate; vaccine clinics available around Boone County

4/30/2021 Columbia/Boone County officials to hold COVID-19 community briefing Monday

May 2021

5/3/2021 Daily active COVID-19 cases on the decline, vaccines on the rise

5/3/2021 City and county health order to expire next week with no extension

5/7/2021 Boone County records one COVID-19 death Friday, nine statewide in past week

5/10/2021 Boone County records two more COVID-19 deaths Monday

5/11/2021 Boone County health orders set to expire as experts encourage vaccination

5/16/2021 Boone County's 2021 COVID-19 story so far

5/18/2021 City Council, craving normalcy, plans to ease up on COVID restrictions

5/19/2021 Data reconciliation reveals 25 additional COVID-19 deaths

5/25/2021 City Manager John Glascock says it's time for Columbia to focus on recovery

5/27/2021 Masks will no longer be required in city, county Tuesday, in school buildings June 4

June 2021

6/1/2021 13th Circuit Court lifts mask and social distance requirements for vaccinated people

6/2/2021 Vaccination clinic held where foot traffic is high and percent vaccinated is low

6/7/2021 Boone County hospital status at yellow for first time since January

6/7/2021 Boone County to see transition from mass vaccinations to smaller clinics

6/16/2021 Sales tax funds more than $9 million in programs for children, families

6/17/2021 Stepping back: Glascock sets sights on future as retirement nears

6/26/2021 Striking rise in COVID-19 cases in Boone County mimics statewide uptick

6/28/2021 Council puts $300,000 toward rental housing assistance

July 2021

7/3/2021 Council to reconsider sewer hookup, discuss engagement on American Rescue Act money

7/6/2021 Council hears COVID update, approves speed hump project and sewer hookup

7/7/2021 Late charges on overdue utility bills to resume Aug. 1

7/14/2021 COVID-19 case numbers reach levels not seen since January

7/22/2021 Boone County enlists the help of community members to push vaccines

7/29/2021 Glascock proposes 3% raise for city employees

7/30/2021 One death related to COVID-19 reported Friday in Boone County

7/31/2021 City Council to get COVID-19 update, consider park tax vote

August 2021

8/2/2021 City Council considers new mask mandate

8/3/2021 One death related to COVID-19 reported Tuesday in Boone County

8/4/2021 Health department reports one death due to COVID-19 Wednesday

8/4/2021 Masks to be required in all city buildings

8/6/2021 Treece reflects on the way COVID affected leading the city

8/6/2021 Two deaths related to COVID-19 reported Thursday in Boone County

8/7/2021 Special city council meeting to discuss mask ordinance on Monday

8/9/2021 West Area Plan talks have stalled during the pandemic

8/9/2021 City Council says no to emergency mask ordinance in Columbia

8/11/2021 Boone County records five new COVID-19 deaths

8/13/2021 Boone County reports another COVID-related death

8/17/2021 Boone County reports another COVID-related death

8/18/2021 One person died due to COVID-19, bringing county total to 131

8/19/2021 Boone County releases information on COVID-19 breakthrough cases

8/20/2021 Two more COVID-19 deaths reported in Boone County

8/23/2021 Boone County reports 134th COVID-19 death

8/24/2021 Another COVID-19 death reported in Boone County

8/25/2021 Another COVID-19 death reported in Boone County, bringing total to 136

8/26/2021 One person dies of COVID-19 in Boone County; total rises to 137

September 2021

9/2/2021 Health department reports four COVID-19 deaths in past week

9/2/2021 Health Department winding down pop-up vaccination clinics

9/3/2021 'Rally to Invest in People' to be held Tuesday outside City Hall

9/4/2021 FY2022 budget, hazard pay and park improvements to be discussed at Tuesday’s City Council meeting

9/7/2021 Columbia residents protest city's budget priorities

9/9/2021 COVID-19 cases in Boone County stand at over 600

9/14/2021 Boone County hospital status green for first time in months

9/16/2021 Where Columbia put its COVID-19 relief funding

9/16/2021 Boone records 447 new cases, 5 deaths in past week

9/23/2021 Boone County's active COVID-19 cases drop below 500

9/24/2021 COVID-19 trend line improving, Boone County health official says

9/27/2021 Columbia health organizations provide information on Pfizer boosters

9/29/2021 Boone public health officials weigh in on sluggish vaccination rates

9/30/2021 Boone County continues to report dip in active cases

9/30/2021 Pandemic grant closes funding gap for Boone County Cyber Crimes Task Force