Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced on Wednesday, March 18 that the state’s April 7 Municipal Elections would be postponed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Crawford County Clerk John Martin’s first response to the Executive Order was, “I consider this an unlawful order, and so far, am continuing as stated. If I change my mind, I'll let you know.”
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Coronavirus concerns have led to new policies in place at the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office, but Sheriff Darin Layman assured the public, “Any emergencies that arise, you will have a deputy on scene.”
The courts are not closed, in spite of some rumors to that effect. However, some changes have been implemented as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Presiding Circuit Judge Megan Seay issued a press release on Tuesday, March 17 regarding court operations for the 42nd Judicial Circuit Court during the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) State of Emergency.
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) launched the highly anticipated pilot #1 in the statewide rollout of eWIC, an electronic benefits transfer card which provides a more convenient way for WIC participants to shop for WIC foods. Crawford County is scheduled to implement eWIC on July 15, according to Health Department Administrator Honor Evans.
Although Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced today that the state’s April 7 Municipal Elections would be postponed due in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Crawford County Clerk John Martin says he plans to go forward with holding the local elections in April as planned.