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Corona Virus Coverage - Columbia Missourian: Community


March 2020

3/13/2020 Churches take action to prevent spread of COVID-19 at Sunday services

3/15/2020 Churchgoers balance ‘risk and reward’ of services amid COVID-19 concerns

3/15/2020 PHOTO GALLERY: COVID-19 concerns alter some church gatherings

3/17/2020 Places of worship adapt services amid COVID-19 restrictions

3/22 /2020 PHOTO GALLERY: Beulah Ralph Outreach Committee collect supplies for 'Corona Cares' drive

3/23/2020 Neighbors surprise Columbia boy with birthday parade

3/23/2020 PHOTO GALLERY: Pet owners keep their paws off at Horton Animal Hospital

3/24/2020 Turning Point continues to serve homeless during COVID-19 outbreak

3/24/2020 PHOTO GALLERY: Volunteers hand out meals to out of school kids

3/25/2020 Catholic Charities launches online help portal

3/26/2020 Beating uncertainty with love

3/26/2020 Salvation Army adapts services, seeks donations during outbreak

3/26/2020 Community members make homemade masks for local hospitals

3/27/2020 Pet rescues see big uptick in fostering, adoption from families stuck at home

3/28/2020 Motel becomes homeless shelter during COVID-19 pandemic

3/28/2020 Reynolds loses pitch for home detention during virus outbreak

3/29/2020 Drive-thru prayer offers connection, reassurance to churchgoers

3/29/2020 PHOTO GALLERY: Deacons, drive-ins and deities

3/30/2020 Local chefs prepare take-home meals for free

3/30/2020 PHOTO GALLERY: Daily life during a pandemic

3/30/2020 Meal service delivers lunches to kids in need

3/31/2020 Petition drive for vote to legalize marijuana slowed by virus' impact

3/31/2020 The Homies relief fund set up to support local service employees

3/31/2020 PHOTO GALLERY: Ponies parade through neighborhoods during COVID19 pandemic

April 2020

4/1/2020 PHOTO GALLERY: Little Libraries stock up around Columbia

4/1/2020 Catholic bishop extends ban on public religious observances through April 30

4/1/2020 Residents disappointed as pony visits deemed 'nonessential'

4/1/2020 PHOTO GALLERY: Signs of our times

4/2/2020 PHOTO GALLERY: MU Textiles and Apparel Management students create face masks to aid community

4/3/2020 Local COVID-19 relief efforts receive $500,000 of Veterans United pledge

4/3/2020 Food Bank hiring for temporary full-time positions

4/4/2020 PHOTO GALLERY: Easter Bunny cruises through Columbia neighborhoods

4/5/2020 Rural Missourians adapt amid pandemic

4/6/2020 Keeping Columbia’s homeless safe during pandemic

4/6/2020 'We're still here. We care': How K-12 teachers are connecting with students

4/7/2020 PHOTO GALLERY: Enjoying the outdoors during the stay-at-home order

4/8/2020 'Love is Viral': MU medical students bring social distancing to Instagram

4/9/2020 Reynolds seeks high court's intervention in decision jailing him full-time

4/10/2020 United Way donates more than $83,000 to local nonprofits

4/10/2020 Staying connected: Columbia Swim Club using virtual workouts to keep the dreams alive

4/10/2020 PHOTO GALLERY: High school students find the light in a dark time

4/10/2020 COVID-19 Relief Gift Fund raises $12,000 and counting for MU Health Care

4/11/2020 Tough times for Boonville, a tourism town

4/12/2020 Bible passages have brought peace during COVID-19

4/12/2020 PHOTO GALLERY: Drive-in Easter service highlights local church's adaptation to the times

4/12/2020 'Easter isn't canceled': Christians celebrate Holy Week without being together

4/13/2020 County historical group seeking firsthand accounts of life with COVID-19

4/14/2020 Isolating with three generations in one house during COVID-19

4/14/2020 Voluntary Action Center request for donations includes toilet paper

4/14/2020 I rushed back from Europe. This was my quarantine.

4/14/2020 Just ahead of what would've been tax day, preparers adjust

4/15/2020 Student apartment complexes in Columbia adapt to COVID-19

4/15/2020 'Quarantine sucks': Some young people find social distancing guidelines difficult

4/17/2020 raises, distributes funds for local COVID-19 relief

4/17/2020 Missouri’s 4-H youth provide company to seniors

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

4/19/2020 Scrappy Meals brings free meals to those in need

4/19/2020 PHOTO GALLERY: Customers shop for firearms at local gun store

4/20/2020 Retired Boone County public school employees launch virtual food drive

4/20/2020 PHOTO GALLERY: Truman Veterans' Hospital cheers on health care employees with a small parade

4/20/2020 COVID-19 relief virtual telethon set for Saturday

4/21/2020 Opponents of stay-at-home order rally outside Capitol

4/21/2020 Rainbow House offers free child care program for essential workers

4/21/2020 Meals for Healthcare Heroes raises over $4K to help restaurants and workers

4/21/2020 New routines: Health care workers' lives changed at work and at home

4/21/2020 Couple with COVID-19 hold out hope, continue to lead

4/22/2020 Craving real conversation? Get a virtual fix.

4/22/2020 Volunteers seeking safety for the homeless begin series of camp cleanups

4/22/2020 9 trails to use during quarantine

4/22/2020 Salvation Army offers rent, utility assistance during COVID-19

4/23/2020 Unbound Book Festival now 'homebound' amid pandemic

4/25/2020 MU law continuing to help veterans in the face of COVID-19

4/26/2020 Many Muslims are facing an unusually solitary Ramadan

4/26/2020 PHOTO GALLERY: Friends and families enjoy Cosmo Park

4/26/2020 Local telethon raises over $32,000 for COVID-19 relief

4/27/2020 Isolation with family brings challenges, opportunity for healing

4/27/2020 Humane society offering free pet food

4/28/2020 PHOTO GALLERY: Skylark Bookshop and Broadway Diner donate books and meals to aid community during pandemic

4/28/2020 PHOTO GALLERY: Central Missouri Humane Society offers pet food for those struggling during pandemic

4/29/2020 Local farm kicks off a virtual-tour giveaway

4/29/2020 Community input sessions bring to light Columbians' concerns during pandemic

4/30/2020 Facebook group pushes for in-person high school graduation

4/30/2020 PHOTO GALLERY: The essential workers of Columbia

May 2020

5/1/2020 PHOTO GALLERY: Assisted living residents enjoy a surprise parade

5/2/2020 Extent of domestic violence during lockdown might never be known

5/5/2020 Ft. Leonard Wood is fighting COVID-19 from the inside. Officials are silent.

5/6/2020 Pandemic upsetting wedding plans? Couples learn to adapt

5/6/2020 Bike, Walk & Wheel Week goes virtual, starts Sunday

5/6/2020 Cinco de Mayo generally quiet in downtown area

5/6/2020 PHOTO GALLERY: Parishioners return to Sacred Heart Catholic Church

5/7/2020 Missouri flyovers scheduled to honor first responders

5/7/2020 COVID-19 pandemic compounding the rural health care crisis

5/7/2020 Gaming at home rises during COVID-19

5/8/2020 Local ballet, now available from your couch

5/8/2020 PHOTO GALLERY: A Prowl of Their Own

5/9/2020 PHOTO GALLERY: Moberly drive-in provides fun during quarantine

5/10/2020 My mom, Laura Kuensting: A nurse in the COVID-19 battle

5/11/2020 Social distancing is challenging for foster families

5/11/2020 Weighing what-ifs: Connecting with senior loved ones during COVID-19

5/13/2020 Stuck in place: A visiting scholar's account of being unable to go home

5/13/2020 Art will go on, but at a distance

5/14/2020 PHOTO GALLERY: The Food Bank teams up with MU Health Care for mobile pantry event

5/19/2020 Facebook pages help keep Memorial Day tradition alive

5/19/2020 Arbor Day tree giveaway rescheduled for Saturday

5/22/2020 Jefferson City marks first anniversary of tornado

5/23/2020 Volunteers hand out 800 trees in drive-thru giveaway

5/23/2020 PHOTO GALLERY: Battle High School graduation parade

5/24/2020 Despite struggles, Love Coffee receives outpouring of support from community

5/24/2020 PHOTO GALLERY: Month of Ramadan comes to an end

5/25/2020 Columbia trumpeter joins national remembrance with powerful taps

5/25/2020 As shutdowns end, swimming pools open for the summer season

5/25/2020 Memorial Day mix: Packed stores, pool sides, quiet home gatherings, virtual celebrations

5/25/2020 Taps Across America

5/27/2020 'Couch Ballet' returns for Saturday episode on Facebook, YouTube

5/28/2020 Veterans United surprises Love Coffee with $10,000 donation

5/29/2020 A positive COVID-19 case from Boone Count visited the Lake of the Ozarks pool bars on Memorial Day Weekend

5/30/2020 Daniel Boone Regional Library reopens June 3

June 2020

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

6/5/2020 PHOTO GALLERY: Social distance First Friday

6/6/2020 First Friday art show held in a drive-thru style

6/7/2020 Together, but apart: COVID-19 separates couple in senior living facility

6/10/2020 'Couch Ballet' final episode is Saturday on YouTube

6/10/2020 St. Andrew’s Church donating $13,000 to food bank amid pandemic job loss

6/11/2020 4th of July Fire in the Sky to only have fireworks, no huge gatherings

6/12/2020 PHOTO GALLERY: Artist creates oil paintings in quarantine

6/13/2020 Jumbo yard signs spring up during pandemic

6/14/2020 'Til earth and heaven ring: A story of grief, and the power of protest

6/14/2020 PHOTO GALLERY: Urban Empowerment Ministries surprises members with car parade

6/19/2020 Celebration of Pratt's jailbreak takes on a different look this year

6/19/2020 Parents weigh summer camp options amid pandemic

6/20/2020 Food Not Bombs carries on despite COVID-19

6/22/2020 Downtown's Saturday vibe begins to return

6/24/2020 Annual Hope for Heroes 5K switches to virtual format

6/26/2020 Income tax help resumes at Columbia Public Library

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

6/29/2020 Online telethon raised over $50,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs

July 2020

7/1/2020 Columbia churches approach reopening as COVID-19 persists

7/2/2020 PHOTO GALLERY: Churches reopen for worship with safety precautions

7/8/2020 Mask up: Signs for local businesses help make customers aware of mask order

7/8/2020 Retailers all over town have masks in stock as Friday approaches

7/17/2020 CoMoHelps seeks donations to meet rising needs during pandemic

7/28/2020 Campsites, RV industry see record numbers as people look to escape cabin fever

August 2020

8/22/2020 Brookside Midtown pool shut down, operating permit suspended

September 2020

9/5/2020 'This industry is on the ropes': Missouri musicians band together to support one another

9/15/2020 PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia organization takes to the air to help veterans fight COVID-19

9/15/2020 Taking to the air, hand-delivered masks from local organization

9/18/2020 Six months in the time of COVID-19: A retrospective

October 2020

10/1/2020 Here's how to have a happy COVID-19 Halloween

10/2/2020 Columbia sees a new type of litter — masks

10/20/2020 Columbia residents invited to discuss community needs related to COVID-19

November 2020

11/24/2020 'It all helps': farmers turn to hunting leases for extra cash amid the pandemic

11/26/2020 Everybody Eats serves thousands of Thanksgiving meals despite pandemic limits

December 2020

12/14/2020 Love in the time of COVID

12/31/2020 As the pandemic continues, musicians wait in the wings

January 2021

1/1/2021 Boone County citizens record life during the pandemic — for posterity

1/5/2021 Pandemic forces closure of PACE youth theater

1/24/2021 Socially distanced encounters of the third kind
February 2021

2/6/2021 'She was everybody's best friend': 9-year-old dies of suspected COVID-19

2/17/2021 Sign of the times: Ash Wednesday services adjust for pandemic

2/22/2021 Harlan is showing emotional support for MU during COVID-19 with a new sign

2/28/2021 World War II veteran beats COVID-19, celebrates 96th birthday

March 2021

3/9/2021 Women form group of vaccine-finders and use Facebook to help those who need it

3/16/2021 Conroy keeps the wheels of children's imaginations turning

3/18/2021 A year after the first COVID-19 death in Missouri, we are in a changed world

3/18/2021 Pandemic moments: Remembering when things changed

3/18/2021 A drawn-out year

3/19/2021 Remembering those lost to COVID-19

3/19/2021 'She just disappeared': One COVID-19 loss

April 2021

4/17/2021 Ramadan begins in Columbia with COVID-19 restrictions, vaccines encouraged

4/22/2021 Columbia teens suit up for prom

4/22/2021 How one local church has evolved during the pandemic

4/25/2021 Proms look different during COVID-19 — but preparation doesn't

4/25/2021 Masks and gowns: Prom goes on as promised

May 2021

5/10/2021 Spirits high despite lower numbers amid COVID-related adjustments for True/False 2021

5/14/2021 Easy access to COVID-19 vaccine prompts mixed feelings in internationals

5/18/2021 Seniors on the brink of return to normal at Cedarhurst Senior Living facility

June 2021

6/2/2021 Second virtual Art in the Park launches with over 60 artists, open to all

6/4/2021 GoFundMe started for MU soccer player who recently lost her parents

6/18/2021 California bicyclist rides the Katy Trail, talking cancer and COVID

July 2021

7/4/2021 Bicentennial exhibit: Columbia's history documented in hundreds of photos and stories
7/6/2021 TRYPS Children's Theater will return to the Columbia Mall

7/7/2021 Dazzling Missouri Theatre will soon be back in business after a lockdown year

7/21/2021 Families flock to fair fun

7/28/2021 National Churchill Museum in Fulton to reopen Friday

7/31/2021 Young Collector's Day introduces Columbia's kids to the world of art

August 2021

8/12/2021 Roots N Blues to require negative COVID test or proof of vaccination

8/23/2021 MU welcomes new students with traditional Tiger Walk

8/27/2021 PrideFest's two-day celebration aims to bring the community together

8/28/2021 Mid-Missouri PrideFest welcomes all to two-day event