Southeast Missourian: Gov. Parson announces launch of new coronavirus vaccine website for Missourians

Southeast Missourian: Gov. Parson announces launch of new coronavirus vaccine website for Missourians. “As research and development of multiple COVID-19 vaccines continue to show promising safety and effectiveness findings, Gov. Mike Parson on Tuesday announced the launch of a new vaccine website for Missouri residents.”

My Scholarship Central: New Online Search Tool Connects Students to College Scholarships (BusinessWire) (PRESS RELEASE)

BusinessWire: My Scholarship Central: New Online Search Tool Connects Students to College Scholarships (PRESS RELEASE). “With the new functionality, college-bound students use a map to quickly identify scholarship providers serving their area. With just a few clicks students can easily review application criteria and apply directly with the scholarship provider. The new tool also includes scholarship opportunities available to students residing in the suburban Illinois or Kansas counties adjacent to the St. Louis and Kansas City metro areas.”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Missouri lawmakers were to meet on COVID. But outbreak after retreat forces postponement

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Missouri lawmakers were to meet on COVID. But outbreak after retreat forces postponement . “The Missouri Senate has postponed a special legislative session focused on limiting COVID-19-related lawsuits after a COVID-19 outbreak within its ranks. Senate Majority Leader Caleb Rowden announced on Twitter Monday that ‘due to a number of positive COVID-19 cases among members and staff,’ the upper chamber would postpone the special legislative session until after Thanksgiving.”

Running out of room: St. Louis hospitals forced to turn away patients from rural areas as COVID cases soar (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Running out of room: St. Louis hospitals forced to turn away patients from rural areas as COVID cases soar. “Hospitalizations for COVID-19 are at a dizzying record-breaking climb with no downturn in sight in Missouri and across the Midwest. Emergency rooms are busy with patients waiting for hospital beds to open, hospital administrators say. Large metropolitan hospitals are having to turn away patients from small rural hospitals who depend on them for expert care. The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in Missouri topped 2,000 for the first time on Nov. 6 — a 247% increase since the state’s lowest totals during the middle of June, according to the Missouri Hospital Association.”

NBC News: Missouri poll worker positive for Covid-19 still worked shift, died after Election Day

NBC News: Missouri poll worker positive for Covid-19 still worked shift, died after Election Day. “A Missouri elections supervisor who knew they tested positive for the coronavirus and still worked at a polling site Election Day has died. The unidentified election judge supervisor in St. Charles County tested positive for the virus Oct. 30 and failed to isolate for the recommended two-week period, the county said Thursday. It is unclear what caused the election worker’s death.”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Missouri to use social media ‘influencers’ to promote virus safety

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Missouri to use social media ‘influencers’ to promote virus safety. “Coming soon to an Instagram or Twitter feed near you: Social media influencers promoting coronavirus prevention measures on behalf of Missouri Gov. Mike Parson. As part of a new effort to spread the message about safety precautions people can take during the pandemic, the governor reviewed a list of prospective influencers last week who would be tasked with reminding people to practice social distancing measures, wash their hands and wear a mask when out in the public.”

KMOV: St. Louis hospitals running out of beds as more people test positive for COVID-19

KMOV: St. Louis hospitals running out of beds as more people test positive for COVID-19. “St. Louis-area hospitals are running out of beds as more COVID-19 patients come through their doors. Dr. Alex Garza with the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force says some hospitals are at 90 percent capacity or completely full.”

BNN Bloomberg: ‘Surge’ Virus Testing Targets Asymptomatic in Latest Push

BNN Bloomberg: ‘Surge’ Virus Testing Targets Asymptomatic in Latest Push. “Missouri, Kentucky, Utah, and South Dakota will be the next states to get “surge” virus testing sites as Covid-19 cases in the U.S. rise and federal officials push for ‘smart testing’ strategies.”

KOMU: State health dept says 5,000 COVID-19 case count caused by database error

KOMU: State health dept says 5,000 COVID-19 case count caused by database error. “The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services posted on its Facebook page on Sunday saying a database error on Oct. 10 caused an inflation of cases to get reported on Saturday. The error suggested that 5,022 cases had been added in a single day, which would have been a new single day record in the state.”

None of your business: Parson’s office won’t say how many of his staffers have COVID-19 (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: None of your business: Parson’s office won’t say how many of his staffers have COVID-19. “Gov. Mike Parson’s administration won’t say how many people in his office have tested positive for COVID-19. That decision is a departure from what agencies under his control have been routinely reporting since the beginning of the pandemic. At the Missouri Department of Corrections, for example, 613 employees of the sprawling agency have tested positive, according to the agency’s website. Of those cases, 233 were still active as of Friday.”

Riverfront Times: Veterans’ Home Recently Visited by Governor Parson Has Outbreak of COVID-19

Riverfront Times: Veterans’ Home Recently Visited by Governor Parson Has Outbreak of COVID-19. “A veterans home visited two weeks ago by Missouri Governor Mike Parson is dealing with a major COVID-19 outbreak, according to a news report. The Missouri Veterans Home in Mount Vernon has had 31 of its 150 residents test positive for the virus, ABC affiliate KODE-TV reported. Parson visited the home on September 15, meeting with staff. The next day, he mentioned the visit during a news briefing.” Parson and his wife have both recently tested positive for coronavirus. Spokespeople have denied a connection between his status and this visit.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Parson, his wife test positive for COVID-19; governor postpones travel, debate

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Parson, his wife test positive for COVID-19; governor postpones travel, debate. “Gov. Mike Parson said Wednesday he and his wife, Teresa, have tested positive for the coronavirus, prompting both to isolate from the public and postpone several events, including a ceremonial bill signing in St. Louis and a widely anticipated debate with Democratic challenger Nicole Galloway.”