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COVID-19 in Mid MissouriOver the weekend, Springfield MO hospitals exceeded their capacity to care for patients and began transferring some of their patients to University Hospital in Columbia.  As of this writing (7/19/21) University Hospital itself filled to capacity and is no longer able …

Expanded COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Beginning March 15Hermann Hospital and Clinics as well as Gasconade County Health Department are continuing to give COVID-19 vaccines, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Typically we vaccinate 100-1200 people at each vaccination clinic, and we appreciate your patienc…

Scenic Regional temporarily reduces hours Due to ongoing staffing shortages related to illnesses, COVID-19, and quarantines, all Scenic Regional Library branches -- including the branch in Hermann -- will have new, reduced service hours beginning Monday, Nov. 30.The new hours at all location…

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I was asked to comment on "The Great Barrington Declaration", which has gone "viral" in the last few days.  It advocates for us to change our approach to the COVID pandemic to "allow those who are at minimal risk of death to live their lives normally to build up immunity to the virus through…

At its regular monthly meeting, the Brush & Palette Club voted to cancel this year's Arts & Crafts Festival due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event is always held on the second full weekend in October.

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For months now, every facet of “normal” life has been upended by COVID-19. Where and how we work, learn, shop, socialize and even bank have all been affected. Yet, the bright spot amid this sea of change has been America’s enduring spirit as friends and neighbors work together to stay safe, …

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