Event Cancellations and Postponements/Service Changes
The Dent County Health Center and local county and city officials are working together as a result of Governor Parson’s “Stay At Home Missouri” Order.
For almost all of us around here, COVID-19 is surreal, something we see on television or the internet, and here lately, read a lot about in this newspaper.
The Salem News and Action Graphics offices at 500 N. Washington St. will be closed to the general public effective 8 a.m. Monday, April 6. The Salem News is an exempt business that will continue to publish its print edition each week and maintain thesalemnewsonline.com and our social COVID-1…
Building on Missouri’s efforts to control, contain, and combat COVID-19, Governor Mike Parson today issued a statewide “Stay Home Missouri” Order effective beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, April 6, until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 24.
NOTE: Salem R-80 schools and The Salem News are providing subscriptions, mailed, to every home. The first arrives on Wednesday, April 8. You do not need to sign up with the school or The Salem News office.
Due to the Covid-19 guidelines recommended by the Center for Disease Control, the Salem Memorial District Hospital will be further changing its visitor policy. Beginning 7 a.m. Saturday, April 4, no visitors will be allowed in the hospital until further notice.
In the interest of not issuing messages that contradict community health experts the City of Salem and Dent County have been coordinating efforts with the Dent County Health Center in response to COVID-19.
Angie Deichler has created a petition online to urge county and city officials to vote for a stay-at-home order to help curtail the impact of the COVID-19 virus in the community.
Congressman Jason Smith (R-MO) praised the Trump Administration’s updated Medicare guidance announced on Monday, which will permit health care providers to evaluate seniors over the telephone instead of in person or requiring a video conference. Smith has been urging the Administration to ma…
In compliance with the Missouri Supreme Court’s Administrative Order 1795 dated April 1, 2020, the Office of State Courts Administrator’s “Statement on The Courts and the Coronavirus” and Governor Mike Parson’s March 13, 2020 Executive Order 20-02 declaring a state of emergency in Missouri, …
Salem R-80, in conjunction with four rural Dent County K-8 school districts, announced Tuesday that schools will remain closed through April 24 due to health concerns stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 1st is Census Day. These are challenging times, and while taking part in the 2020 Census may not currently be at the top of your list, responses to the 2020 Census are more important than ever.
Southwest Baptist University is adjusting its admissions process on all campuses — Bolivar, Mountain View, Salem and Springfield — during the COVID-19 global pandemic, including making applications test-optional.
Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 20-06 to begin mobilizing the Missouri National Guard to assist in the state’s COVID-19 response efforts. This will increase the amount of coordination among state government partners in combating the spread of COVID-19.
I saw a Facebook post a week ago featuring a photographer who walked around her neighborhood taking photos of families in their yard or on their porch. The photos featured people showing what they have been doing while social distancing. I shared the original post and had several volunteers …
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has created a guide (click here) to help small businesses, independent contractors, and gig economy workers prepare to file for a coronavirus relief loan under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
As the COVID-19 crisis develops both in Missouri and across the nation, Governor Mike Parson and his administration continue taking steps each day to respond and adapt accordingly.
FEMA announced Friday that federal emergency aid has been made available for the state of Missouri to supplement the state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on Jan. 20, 2020, and continuing.
Ozark National Scenic Riverways is announcing additional modifications to operations to support federal, state, and local efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Jason Smith (R-MO) applauded President Trump’s decision to sign an executive order on Monday going after individuals intentionally manipulating the supply of vital medical materials and equipment—such as masks and ventilators—in order to turn a profit. Rep. Smith…
The Community Foundation of the Ozarks is now accepting applications for the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund Grant Program. This assistance is targeted for nonprofits serving vulnerable citizens affected by the coronavirus outbreak across the CFO’s 58-county service region of central and…
Officials say the City of Salem is still open for business, but the options for paying utility bills have changed (temporarily) following discussion at last week’s board of aldermen meeting about minimizing public contact during the nationwide COVID-19 crisis.
To help stop the spread of COVID-10, Salem Memorial District Hospital is now re-routing outpatients and patient visitors to the north front entrance for outpatient registration. This applies to anyone coming into the hospital for non-emergency reasons.
Compass Health Network serves more than 70,000 Missourians with 2,700 employees in our locations throughout the state. As the COVID-19 pandemic has spread, we have taken quick and substantial action to change the way that we deliver services to our clients. We have completed this transition …
Recognizing that every school district is different, Governor Mike Parson enabled local school leaders to make the best decisions for their communities as Missouri continues to combat the spread of COVID-19. This approach allowed for local solutions and provided maximum flexibility for leade…
The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Conservation Commission announce they are temporarily waiving permit requirements for sport fishing and daily trout tags for Missouri residents and nonresidents whose fishing privileges are not otherwise suspended.