Event Cancellations and Postponements/Service Changes
City of Salem Utilities developed the following list of actions customers can take to conserve on utilities any time of the year and especially during the COVID-19 pandemic:
Serious injuries were reported Thursday as a result of a three-vehicle crash in Phelps County that occurred on Highway 72 near Phelps County Road 5420, according to an online report of Troop I of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
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.
An emergency declaration ordinance that effectively bans the public, including the media, from attending public board of aldermen meetings for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis was enacted by Salem aldermen at a special meeting March 23.
The Salem Housing Authority is preparing to launch a program aimed at renovating dilapidated houses in town and selling or renting them to low-income and elderly residents.
A decision to delay the Salem youth soccer season until July or August was made by the parks & recreation board Tuesday night. All dates are subject to change due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Dent-Phelps R-III school board approved offering breakfast and lunch for students to pick up curb-side on any days the school is shut down in the coming month, at its meeting March 19.
With no positive tests for COVID-19 as of Monday, Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles said Dent County residents are doing their part to contain the spread of the pandemic in this part of the state.
When representatives from Phelps Health, anticipating a shortage of protective masks due to the coronavirus outbreak, needed help, students, faculty and staff at Missouri University of Science and Technology answered by harnessing the power of technology and ingenuity.
A Salem man had a warrant issued for his arrest Thursday in connection to allegedly stabbing a victim found the previous day bleeding on Dent County Road 2400, according to documents filed in circuit court.
For now, summer school is set for late May and early June and the new school year will start Aug. 24, the Salem R-80 school board was told Thursday night. But those dates are subject to change due to the COVID-19 crisis gripping the nation.
Salem Memorial District Hospital has a protocol in place for handling requests for COVID-19 testing and is also limiting visitors to the hospital during the current health 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.
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.
Although county offices will continue to operate, public access to the Dent County courthouse will be limited until further notice, commissioners decided Monday. No walk-in traffic will be allowed due to COVID-19 concerns.
An emergency declaration ordinance that effectively bans the public, including the media, from attending public board of aldermen meetings for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis was enacted by Salem aldermen at a special meeting Monday night.
Injuries were reported Wednesday as a result of a one-vehicle crash that occurred at the 186.4-mile marker of Interstate 44, according to an online report of Troop I of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Salem Memorial District Hospital has a protocol in place for handling requests for COVID-19 testing and is also limiting visitors to the hospital during the current crisis.
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