The day before the federal government issued new recommendations that Americans wear cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, a researcher at Missouri University of Science and Technology decided to test a few common household materials – pillowcases, scarves, furnace filters – “out of curiosity.” His early results, which he shared on Twitter Thursday (April 2), have attracted the interest of do-it-yourselfers, fellow engineers and scientists, and the general public.
The Phelps/Maries County Health Department issued the following released this morning about a possible COVID-19 exposure in Phelps County:
Part of the Phelps/Maries County Health Department’s duty to protect the public’s health, is informing of potential COVID-19 exposure in the community. We were notified by an adjoining county of the following risk to our jurisdiction.
On April 5, the Crawford County Health Department released information on its third positive case of COVID-19 in Crawford County. The case may be travel related and the patient, a female, and her family is currently quarantined at home.
At today’s press briefing, Governor Mike Parson assured Missourians that the state’s food supply chain remains strong.
Governor Parson was joined by Missouri Department of Public Safety Director Sandy Karsten, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director Dr. Randall Williams, Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) Director Chris Chinn, and President of Sysco Foods St. Louis Rob Kirkland.
Additional medical professionals are needed by hospitals across Missouri to help meet the challenges posed by COVID-19. To supplement the state’s current health care workforce, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency, and the Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Missouri One Start Division are teaming up to recruit medical professionals not currently part of the workforce to join a specialized state team that responds to critical health emergencies.
The Phelps/Maries County Health Department has received notification of its first case of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Phelps County. The private lab test results came back as inconclusive (low-level positive), but is being handled by the health department as if positive.