The Phelps-Maries County Health Department reported Monday that active cases remained steady over the past week. The focus is shifting to vaccinating frontline workers as the COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in the area.
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Dr. Mary Reidmeyer, teaching professor emeritus of materials science and engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been selected as a fellow of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) in recognition of her contributions to the ceramic sciences.
Cecil Goforth of St. James, Missouri was chosen Senior Companion of the Month for the month of December. Goforth was born in Eminence, Missouri near the Jack Fork and Current Rivers on a small farm. He was one of nine children. He has four brothers and four sisters.
A Rolla man was one of eight people Governor Parson’s appointed to various boards and commissions last week. Daniel Oerther was appointed to the Hazardous Waste Management Commission, with the announcement released on December 17.
Since a mask mandate was implemented by county commissioners, active cases of COVID-19 have dropped, allowing the Phelps-Maries County Health Department to catch up on the number of positive cases throughout the area. Prior to the mandate, active cases were over 600, but now are about half that.