Cape Girardeau County

John Moore

Health departments across the area are beginning to secure more vaccines for long-term building residents; staff health care workers; as well as emergency health care technicians-- all fall in Phase 1 of the COVID-19 vaccine plan for Missouri.

Earlier this week, the Cape Girardeau County Health Center announced that the area is in Phase 1A, and 1B Tier 1 and 2 of the COVID-19 vaccine plan for Missouri. Phase 1B, Tier 1, is reserved for first responders, such as police officers and firefighters. Tier 2, includes individuals with high-risk health conditions.

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>>>Updated: February 2, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.


Cape Girardeau County 

COVID-19 Cases

Monday's total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Cape County rose by 47 from Friday to 7,225, according to the Cape Girardeau County Health Department. Probable cases rose by 18 to 1,675, and active cases rose by 29 to 1,123. The total number of resolved cases rose by 36 to 7,644. The total number of cases overall rose by 65 to 8,899.



Missouri Department of Conservation

Starting next month, the Missouri Department of Conservation will be shrinking their Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) management zones. Conservation Nature Center Assistant Manager Jamie Koehler says this is not the result of a reduction in cases of the deadly deer disease, but a reduction in travel distances among the woodland species.


Missouri Department of Conservation

Cape Girardeau, Perry, and Bollinger counties have been added to a list of 7 Missouri counties placed under new restrictions for feeding and giving minerals to deer, and considered to be Chronic Wasting Disease management zones.

The 2018 general municipal elections are coming up next week. On April 3, voters in Cape and Scott counties will be deciding on several questions and propositions on their ballots.