Town & Country-based Rawlings Sporting Goods is temporarily laying off 140 employees at its headquarters. That follows news that it would cut 130 workers at a Washington plant.
The Washington, Union and St. Clair Taco Bell locations are offering a 50 percent discount to all Mercy coworkers throughout the month of April and May as a way to say thank you for work they are doing to combat COVID-19 in the community.
To keep its employees safe, Downtown Washington Inc. has closed its office and the contract postal unit it operates at Second and Lafayette streets.
Schnuck Markets, Inc. announced that the company is launching a “Round Up at the Register” campaign to enable customers to donate to the United Way to support those experiencing hardships due to COVID-19.
With the coronavirus impacting daily life all around the country, many food pantries have been forced to make necessary changes in order to prevent spreading of the virus.
While St. Clair City Hall is closed to the public at this time, staff are still working and according to City Administrator Travis Dierker, they are taking necessary precautions to help minimize the potential spread of COVID-19.
As a new way to continue serving patients during social distancing, SSM Health PT professionals in Pacific established a TeleRehab service through videoconferencing options.
Cars lined up on both sides of West Locust Street, while other people stood on the sidewalk, eagerly awaiting the reopening of the Union Food Pantry.
In response to a pressing worldwide need caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Husky Corporation engineers in Pacific have designed a rapid-manufacture ventilator.
The Washington Area Chamber of Commerce says it’s too early to make a decision on whether the Washington Town & Country Fair will be held in August.
Franklin County Presiding Commissioner Tim Brinker has confirmed 20 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours bringing the new county total to 57 on Tuesday afternoon after The Missourian went to press.
A Pacific resident has asked other local users of the online social networking platform Nextdoor if their trash pickup, like his, had been suspended for at least a month “in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.”
Rather than daily pickup for student meals, Meramec Valley R-III School District families now can secure meals only on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Robertsville Elementary, Coleman Elementary in Villa Ridge and Pacific Intermediate School
Families with children who reside in the Washington School District boundaries can still register for free meals while schools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nursing care and assisted living facilities are being hit especially hard by the COVID-19 pandemic since many of their residents are of advanced ages and in many cases suffer from underlying conditions which can be exacerbated by the virus.
During a special meeting Thursday afternoon, the Franklin County Commission voted to extend restrictions on public gatherings and closure of county buildings until April 30.
In addition to restrictions in place on bars, restaurants, gatherings and churches, the Franklin County Commission has doubled down on safety precautions at assisted care facilities due to the coronavirus.
With many people stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic, a new shopping delivery service is being offered to assist Franklin County residents who are 55 and older or have compromised immune systems, making them more susceptible to COVID-19.
Mercy Hospital Washington is in the process of opening a special triage space near the main ER entrance to immediately provide help and masks for those who think they may have COVID-19.
BJC HealthCare’s Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital (MBSH) opened a COVID-19 specimen collection site Friday, April 3, in an effort to create more widely available testing resources throughout the region.