covid-19

Jackson R-2 Public Schools

Dr. John Link, superintendent of the Jackson R-2 Public Schools, has had over thirty years in education and now is going into retirement.

Speaking with KRCU’s Clayton Hester, Link discusses the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic when it comes to holding classes. He also reflects on his career and other challenges he’s faced in the past.

Link has resigned to retire on July 1, 2021.

Missouri’s coronavirus spread is “exponential and unyielding,” according to the latest White House Coronavirus Task Force report to the state.

“There is now aggressive, unrelenting, expanding broad community spread across the country, reaching most counties, without evidence of improvement but rather, further deterioration,” the document states. “Current mitigation efforts are inadequate and must be increased to flatten the curve to sustain the health system for both COVID and non-COVID emergencies.”

Updated at 4 p.m. Nov. 16 with policy changes from the University of Missouri-St. Louis

Thanksgiving break will mark the end of in-person classes for tens of thousands of college students in the St. Louis region.

The Missouri Senate is postponing its portion of the special legislative session related to COVID-19 liability and federal funding because of positive coronavirus cases in the chamber.

Senate Majority Leader Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, tweeted on Monday that the decision is “in the best interest of protecting members, staff, and the public.”

Minority Leader John Rizzo, D-Independence, said that on top of the special legislative session, the Senate was supposed to hold orientation for new members, which also has been postponed.

Dozens of doctors and nurses from across Missouri have issued an urgent plea to Gov. Mike Parson: Issue a statewide mask mandate before it’s too late.

With thousands of new cases of COVID-19 being diagnosed each day and patients crowding into Missouri hospitals, some intensive care units are nearly full. But health care workers say the worst is yet to come, and they warn more lives will be lost without a coordinated statewide response.

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