Pandemic requires measures to slow the spread of the virus
BOWLING GREEN—Craig Burnett co-owner of Forever Primitives and Luncheonette was working on expanding his business to provide more floor space for dine-in customers when he discovered an old second of wall that had numerous signatures on it.
Downtown business chalet a stepping stone
Local family starts D-Stop Auto & Diesel
As community transmission cases in Pike County continue to increase, it is becoming more difficult for healthcare providers to contact positive cases the same day results are received. PCHD has made some changes within its calling procedures to help streamline and make their necessary calls …
JEFFERSON CITY—Yesterday, Gov. Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson both tested positive for COVID-19. The first lady was tested Wednesday morning after experiencing mild symptoms. Although the governor was not experiencing any symptoms, he was tested as well and received a positive resu…
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Pike County, MO—The Pike County Health Department transitioned to a new state reporting system last week. As part of that PCHD it added more data on its county dashboard because of an increase in Rapid Antigen testing in the area.
Pike County, MO—The Pike County Health Department was notified that there had been public exposure to COVID-19 at the Pike County Fair, which ran from July 28 to Aug. 1. Through its investigations, PCHD has identified three confirmed cases with multiple symptomatic cases.
The Bowling Green Parks and Recreation board said it was “saddened” that it “had to postpone the Rhythm in the Park event at this time. Because of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Pike County the City of Bowling Green has determined that it would be in the best interest of the public t…
Pike County, MO – The Pike County Health Department was notified of a public exposure to COVID-19 at Izola’s Place in Louisiana, Mo.
Daily health screenings and masks are part of the plan
LOUISIANA—Recently, families for Louisiana RII schools received a back to school plan for when the school district would bring students back for the fall season.
CLARKSVILLE—The school district’s administrative team and a group of stakeholders got together as a focus group to decide on the re-entry process for the students and staff of the Clopton R-III school system.
The State of Missouri has allocated $4 million from its Coronavirus Relief Fund to support Sheltered Workshops across the state. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education would create grant programs to distribute these funds to workshops to lessen the impact the COVID-19 pandemic …
Americans are increasingly adopting the use of cloth face masks to slow the spread of COVID-19, and the latest science may convince even more to do so.
Surge in positive COVID-19 cases came from a backlog of tests
PIKE COUNTY, Mo.—Pike County was chosen as one of the National Guard and Department of Health and Senior Services testing sites for the numerous drive-thru COVID-19 testing events that were organized.
Health Department and Missouri National Guard team up
PIKE COUNTY, Mo.—The Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services and Missouri National Guard will perform drive-through community testing for COVID-19 at the Pike County Fairgrounds Friday June 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
BOWLING GREEN—Principal Scott Mullins sent out a note late Thursday to everyone who attended the Bowling Green High School graduation ceremony on Friday, June 5.
BOWLING GREEN—After learning that Gov. Mike Parson authorized the opening of municipal pools, the Bowling Green City Council gave the OK to open the city’s pool next week.
BOWLING GREEN—As a way to honor local first responders and hospital staff, Ethel Worthington decided to put a special U.S. flag outside her house on N. Hill Street.
BOWLING GREEN—The Cancer Memorial Park board decided recently to make the annual Memorial Day Service a virtual service. They are going to post the service live to their Facebook page Monday, May 25 starting at 9 a.m.
BOWLING GREEN—It’s been just a little more than a year since a young life ended in a tragic car crash. And during that year, Kaleo Dade’s family has learned how much this community cared and still cares about them and Kaleo.
JEFFERSON CITY—During Monday’s COVID-19 briefing, Gov. Mike Parson announced the first phase of the “Show Me Strong Recovery” Plan outlining how Missouri will gradually begin to reopen economic and social activity on Monday, May 4, 2020.
Pike County has now seen evidence of community spread of COVID-19 in two cases. Community spread means people have been infected in an area, such as a county, including some who are not sure how or where they became infected. Pike County Health Department staff has begun contact investigatio…
JEFFERSON CITY—In his news conference Monday, Gov. Mike Parson said he was cautiously optimistic about reopening the state using a phased approach starting in May.
Editor's note: Since this story was published, it was learned that of the six positive cases of coronavirus in Pike County, all six have recovered.
LOUISIANA—Mayor Marvin Brown sent out a note to the citizens of Louisiana notifying them that the spouse of a city worker had tested positive for COVID-19, and City Hall staff were taking steps to mitigate exposure.
Kansas City, Mo.—Federal agencies are working together to help the State of Missouri expand medical capacity, in case of a surge in COVID-19 patients in coming days and weeks.
Says state's aggressive actions to combat COVID-19 are working
Bowling Green—A stay-home order issued by the Pike County Health Department the afternoon of Friday, April 3, aims to “ensure that the maximum number of people stay at home to slow the spread of COVID-19 within Pike County while enabling essential services to continue.”
This page is designed as a catch-all for news and resources about COVID-19, the disease resulting from a new strain of coronavirus currently spreading across the United States, as it relates to Pike County. If you are a Pike County unit of government, business or other organization taking st…
A stay-home order issued by the Pike County Health Department the afternoon of Friday, April 3, aims to "ensure that the maximum number of people stay at home to slow the spread of COVID-19 within Pike County while enabling essential services to continue."
Second case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Pike County, Missouri (from the Pike County Health Department)
BOWLING GREEN—With the number of reported COVID-19 cases in Pike County now at one as of Sunday, the Bowling Green City Council decided to enact some measures to try and keep the number of infected low.
The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced on Monday, March 30, that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some seniors and others who typica…
CLARKSVILLE – To make hand sanitizer you need, first of all, alcohol. Then you’ll want something to make the alcohol thicken into a gel — like, say carbomer. Add glycerin to cut the harshness. At Bee Naturals in Clarksville they then add lavender and sweet orange essential oils for their aro…
JEFFERSON CITY—As the COVID-19 crisis continues, Gov. Mike Parson and his administration are taking steps each day to respond accordingly and protect the health and well-being of Missourians.
ST. LOUIS – Ameren Missouri has created a new energy assistance program in partnership with United Way of Greater St. Louis to offer $500,000 in income relief energy assistance funds for its electric and gas customers across Missouri who are experiencing a hardship with reduced hours or a jo…
QUINCY, ILL. – The Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois & Northeast Missouri have created a COVID-19 Nonprofit Emergency Response Fund to direct resources to regional community-based organizations responding to and impacted by the current COVID-19 public health crisis.