Cape Girardeau County Commission agenda for 4/12/21 meeting (4/10/21)Cape Girardeau County Commission 9 a.m. Monday 1 Barton Square, Jackson Approval of minutes n Minutes from April 8 meeting n Minutes from closed session meeting from April 8 Communications/reports -- other elected officials n COVID-19 Update: In an effort to keep Cape Girardeau County residents safe and aware regarding the status of the virus, Emergency Management Agency (EMA) director Mark Winkler will be issuing an update at County Commission meetings. ...
U.S. Sen. Blunt meets with school, local officials to discuss school reopenings (4/8/21)COVID-19ís effect on education, and learning how schools and students dealt with the pandemic, brought U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt to Cape Girardeau on Wednesday. Blunt visited Central High School to be a part of a discussion with teachers, administrators and staff, and other local officials about the ongoing pandemicís impact on the Cape Girardeau School District...
State to sponsor virus testing in Cape Girardeau in coming months (4/7/21)State-sponsored community COVID-19 testing events will begin at selected locations around the state, with Cape Girardeau among the sites. The events will occur Sundays in Cape Girardeau -- April 25, May 2 and 16 and June 6 and 20 -- from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on these days at Red Show Barn, 410 Kiwanis Drive in Arena Park...
Salvation Army to host vaccine clinic Saturday (4/7/21)The Salvation Army will be hosting the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center for a COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. There will be a limited amount of vaccinations available, so those wishing to receive a vaccine dose must register to receive an appointment. To register, call The Salvation Army at (573) 335-7000, or sign up at The Salvation Army, 701 Good Hope St. in Cape Girardeau...
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