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Programs to help businesses impacted by COVID-19 are not one-size-fits-all, according to Salem and Dent County Economic Development Director Sally Burbridge.

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…

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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.

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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.

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Missouri University of Science and Technology will postpone its spring commencement ceremonies to a date to be determined, Chancellor Mo Dehghani announced today (Thursday, April 2).

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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…

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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, …

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.

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According to Dent County Health Center, in Dent county, as of Monday, March 30 at 10:20 a.m.:

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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.

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…

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 …

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.