With now more than 26 million people unemployed throughout the nation, and that number expected to increase, food pantries throughout the United States have seen demand for their services increase exponentially in recent weeks, and that has certainly been the case in Cuba.
During its meeting on April 21, the Cuba City Council voted to keep city parks and public buildings, including Recklein Auditorium, closed pending recommendations from Missouri Governor Mike Parson on a planned statewide reopening set for May 4. According to Mayor Ray Mortimeyer, the reopening plan will still require social distancing.
Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a Cuba man that occurred earlier today (April 24).
Holy Cross Catholic Church of Cuba extended sympathy and prayers to the Navarro family, following Sergio Navarro’s death in the auto accident on Friday, April 17.
With an inability to get medical-grade masks and a directive from local, state, and federal governments that people wear masks in public to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, residents throughout the area are stepping up to make masks for first responders, medical workers, nursing homes, and the general public.