State and Regional News

St. Louis regional health systems announce cancellation of elective procedures, effective Monday, March 23

In an effort to protect patients and caregivers from the spread of COVID-19 infection, a group of St. Louis health care providers including BJC HealthCare and its partners at Washington University School of Medicine, Mercy, SSM Health and its partners at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, and St. Luke’s Hospital have announced the cancellation of elective procedures, effective Monday, March 23.

Department of Economic Development seeks public feedback on plan for spending $41 million in disaster mitigation funds

• Virtual webinars & phone conferences scheduled for Wednesday, March 25th
JEFFERSON CITY – Following state and federal guidance on public gatherings, the Department of Economic Development (DED) has transitioned their in-person public hearings for CDBG-MIT to virtual webinars and phone conferences.

Current MO HealthNet and Child Care Subsidy recipients get benefits extended

For the past several weeks the Department of Social Services (DSS) has been in close contact with the Governor’s Office, and the Departments of Health and Senior Services and Mental Health to determine how best to respond to the constantly evolving COVID-19 pandemic. The Department of Social Services takes very seriously its responsibility to serve Missouri’s most vulnerable citizens during this time. Today, the department announces the following temporary policy changes: