When 23-year-old “Laura Smith” first began working as a veterinary technician in Franklin County, one thing she hadn’t counted on was being yelled at on a daily basis. But then COVID-19 came along.
The Sullivan School District will make a temporary switch to distance learning next week for its middle and high school students, beginning Tuesday, Oct. 27.
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2,436 Franklin County residents have tested positive for the virus, which has sickened more than 8.2 million Americans — including 159,625 Missourians — and led to the deaths of more than 218,000 people nationwide.
Union’s weekly pickleball ladder league play was canceled for Monday, Oct. 19, after a regular player tested positive for COVID-19.
Active COVID-19 cases in Franklin County long-term care facilities are at an all-time high, with a total of 47. Previously, the record high was 45, reported by the health department April 23.
Since Monday, Oct. 12, the Franklin County Health Department has reported 202 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases since March to 2,293.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has caused many events to cancel, but organizers of the biannual Art Walk in downtown Washington are hoping this weekend’s splash of colorful art displays will provide the community an opportunity to come together even if that means wearing masks and standing…
The Washington Parks and Recreation Department still has some work to do on the east portion of the Rotary Riverfront Trail at Rennick Riverfront Park in downtown Washington.
The Washington area Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday, Oct. 14, that its office would be closed until further notice due to a COVID-19 exposure to its staff.
Saturday, Oct. 10, marked the highest number of new COVID-19 cases recorded by the Franklin County Health Department since the pandemic began, with 53 cases reported.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A “database extract error” resulted in an incorrect inflation of the number of reported COVID-19 cases in Missouri going back over several days, Missouri health officials said Sunday.
Students at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School are learning from home two days a week after the school announced it was returning to the hybrid learning model, which has students alternating which days they attend in-person classes.
From the crisp breeze in the morning to the pops of red and yellow in the trees, Franklin County has finally welcomed fall. Although this year’s traditions and festivities are bound to look a little different due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),…
East Central College faculty members are concerned about a possible change in learning at its main campus in Union, as well as sites in Washington and Rolla.
Against a backdrop of a growing number of COVID-19 infections and deaths, of parents working remotely while kids are attending school in the next room and the sudden stop-and-start of businesses, the coronavirus pandemic has had an unexpected — and seismic — impact on Franklin County’s resid…
Seventeen people who have tested positive for COVID-19 are currently hospitalized in Franklin County, according to the daily report from the county health department.
Guidance released Monday by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) spelled out some details to help local health authorities develop plans to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine when one is approved.
Franklin County Presiding Commissioner Tim Brinker plans to distribute CARES Act funds directly to public schools from the county’s $11 million portion of the federal relief program.
Clad in matching red shirts, carrying signs with messages opposing mandatory masking, roughly 50 protesters converged on Washington City Hall Monday evening prior to the biweekly meeting of the city council.
A new policy in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic was approved by the Washington City Council in a 7-1 vote Monday night. It restricts the rental of city facilities, including city park pavilions, streets and other city property, for mass gathering. It goes into effect Oct. 1.
Dr. Tom Riechers, chief of staff for Mercy Hospital Washington, penned a letter on Monday to Washington Mayor Sandy Lucy and other city officials urging swift action to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the city.
A 75-year-old Villa Ridge man and an 83-year-old St. Clair man are the two latest COVID-19-related deaths, bringing the county death toll to three this week and 27 overall.
Mercy Hospital asked the Washington City Council to implement a mask mandate and restrictions Wednesday, Sept. 16. The hospital is currently at 94% ICU capacity as COVID-19 cases surge.
Due to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases, the Franklin County Health Department’s capacity to investigate the cases in a timely manner is no longer possible. That was the message posted Monday on Facebook by Health Department Director Angie Hittson after 150 new COVID-19 cases were report…