FOR IMMEDIATE ANSWERS, PLEASE CONTACT THE MISSOURI COVID-19 HOTLINE 877–435–8411
Understand that the resources and information below are a compilation of resources we have identified within our local communities. This list is an attempt to connect interested families with these resources. Questions about these opportunities should be directed to the contact identified in each listing.
We are working with local public health officials, healthcare providers and community organizations to provide folks across the district with resources to assist families during this time. This includes information on where to get testing, information on educational resources in the event of school closures, and information on food availability for those in need.
The list is arranged by:
- Statewide and National Resources (including Government, Education & Senior Citizen Resources)
- County-Specific Resources (including free lunch plans, food pantry information, hospital testing information, and senior citizen hot meal delivery)
- COVID-19 FAQ Video (we produced a video to answer the most common questions our office has received).
Know that we will continue updating the below list of available resources as more information is provided, and if you have a resource tip you’d like to share, please send it to us at email@example.com with “COVID-19 Resource” in the subject line.
Hoping your family stays healthy and strong during this time,
Lindsey and the Simmons for Congress Team
UPDATE: As of May 26, 2020, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services issued an Economic Health Reopening Order, which remains in effect until June 15, 2020. You can read that order here. To submit a question about COVID-19 by email to the State of Missouri, please click here.
Missouri is working to reopen its economy by following guidance within the Show-Me Strong Recovery Plan. You can learn more about that reopening plan here. Know that social distancing is still required.
Statewide and National Resources
Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services
Please make use of the Missouri COVID-19 Hotline (877) 435–8411. You can also find the most up-to-date information about the virus in Missouri here.
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
If you have a school-aged child, know that as of Sunday March 15, 2020, the federal government granted DESE waivers to support schools and communities in providing meals to children in areas experiencing school closures in response to COVID-19. You can contact DESE Food and Nutrition Services Office with questions (573) 751–3526.
By order of DHSS, all Missouri Public Schools are closed for the remainder of the school year. To see specific school district information, please visit here.
You can find information on summer meal access here.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
If you have any questions about COVID-19, please reach out to the CDC. They have many helpful resources on how to protect yourself and how to prevent the spread if you think you’re sick. There’s also great information on how to prepare your home during this time.
World Health Organization
The World Health Organization has some amazing resources available so that you can learn more about COVID-19. I highly recommend its FAQ section which provides information on everything from defining the virus (causes respiratory infections) to who is at risk (older persons and those with high blood pressure, heart disease, lung disease, cancer or diabetes) to are there any antibiotics, medicines or vaccines that prevent or cure COVID-19 (no, there are not).
Missouri Disaster Declarations
On March 13, 2020, Governor Parson signed Executive Order 20–02, which declared a State of Emergency in Missouri. On March 25, 2020 Governor Parson requested a federal approval for Missouri to receive a “Major Disaster Declaration.”
The deadline for filing taxes with the federal government and the State of Missouri is July 15, 2020.
Governor Parson signed Senate Bill 631 into law on June 4, 2020, which authorizes mail-in ballots for the August 4, 2020 primary election and the November 3, 2020 general election to avoid the risk of contracting COVID-19.
Registered Missouri voters can request mail-in ballots from their local election authority in person or by mail. Relatives within the second degree (spouse, parents and children) may complete a mail-in ballot application, in person, on behalf of the voter who wishes to vote using a mail-in ballot. Ballot applications shouldn’t be sent to the Secretary of State, but to your appropriate election authority by the deadline. You can request a mail-in ballot here. You can find your local election authority information here.
Google Classroom Guide
Many schools are moving to virtual learning and utilize the Google Classroom. Here is a link to the 2020 Parents’ Guide to Google Classroom.
The National and Free Junior ACT scheduled for April 4, 2020 has been postponed until June 13, 2020.
You should know that there are a number of scams happening in our community, wherein criminals are asking for credit card information in exchange for sending at-home COVID-19 tests. There are no at-home COVID-19 tests. This is a scam. Please report any instance of this to the FTC hotline here.
Although Job Centers around the state are closed to the public, staff are working in the background to provide assistance. You can reach out to one of the Central Region Job Centers in Columbia (573.441.6361), Lebanon (417.532.6146), and Rolla (573.364.7030). You can also visit the resources online at jobs.mo.gov.
The Missouri Department of Labor has a special website to help workers navigate unemployment in the wake of COVID-19. You can visit that website here. The website has information for employers and workers, as well as a useful FAQ section. Information about unemployment in Missouri is updated daily, so please visit the website for the most updated information.
TIP: If you are an hourly/salaried worker, you must apply for unemployment benefits through the state. If you are an independent contractor OR self-employed OR for some reason don’t qualify for traditional unemployment benefits, please apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance through the state. This is a separate fund set up under The CARES Act for workers like you.
Tipx2: If you receive either unemployment or Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (“PUA”) be sure to ask about Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation. This is an extra $600/week that you’re entitled to under The CARES Act.
Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration has made available the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. You can apply here. This program provides small businesses with working capital loans up to $2 million that can provide economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue. To learn more about the program and about opportunities that fit your business, click here.
- Contact the Audrain County Health Department at 573–581–1332 with questions about the virus.
- St. Mary’s Hospital can be reached at (573–582–8000). It is offering virtual office visits here. It is also offering online screenings here.
- Audrain County Sheriff’s Office is providing updates on services it’s carrying out via its Facebook Page.
- Laddonia, Missouri — St. John’s Catholic Food Pantry (601 Elm Street) is available on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 9:00 am — 11:00 am. Donations are encouraged.
- Mexico, Missouri — The Mexico Senior Center (606 Park St.) delivers hot meals to individuals 60+ from M-F 11:00 am — 12:30 pm. Donations are encouraged. Additionally, The Help Center (409 Fairground Rd.) is continuing its distributions on Wednesdays between 9:00 am — 12:00 pm and on Fridays from 3:00 pm — 6:00 pm. Donations are encouraged.
- Contact the Barton County Health Department at (417–682–3363) with questions about the virus.
- Cox Barton County Hospital is offering free virtual visits, using the code “COVID.” You can access those virtual visits here. You can call the hospital at (417–681–5100). As of April 1, 2020, the hospital is offering temporary hours for the Medical One/Walk-in-Clinic, which are 8:00 am — 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. To schedule an online virtual visit, you can call (417.681.5266).
- Lamar, Missouri — The Lamar Good Samaritan (1301 Parry Street) provides a food pantry on Monday & Wednesday — Friday from 9:00 am — 5:00 pm. You can call and arrange a time to drop off donations at (417–682–5396).
- Barton County Library is offering Story Time Online! They will post story time online videos beginning Wednesday, March 25th at 10:00 am. You can find them here.
- If you have questions about available resources in Bates County, contact the Bates County Health Center (660.679.6108).
- Bates County Memorial Hospital is providing COVID-19 testing at an offsite location, but you must call (660–200–3627) in advance. The offsite location is at the High Street Family Care Clinics (706 S. High Street, Butler, MO) — but again, do call in advance. The hospital is accepting donations of N-95 Respirators, Nitrile gloves or other latex free gloves, hand sanitizer, hydrogen peroxide and oral digital thermometers.
- Butler, Missouri — The Community Food Pantry (709 W. Ohio St.) operates Monday through Thursday 8:30 am — 11:30 am and 12:30 pm — 3:00 pm. You can get in touch with the food pantry at 660.679.3951. Donations are encouraged. Osage Valley Electric Cooperative is offering free WiFi available at its Butler office parking lot.
- Contact the Benton County Health Department with questions about other available resources (660–438–2876).
- Warsaw, Missouri — The Benton County Food Pantry (121 Tower Drive) is closed until April 1st because of COVID-19. The Soup & More Community Kitchen (154 W. Washington Rd.) is also closed until April 1st.
- To get in touch with the Boone County Department of Health, you can call them (573–874–7355), message them on Twitter (@CoMo_HealthDept) or on Facebook (@CoMoHealthDept) with questions about COVID-19. These platforms are being monitored by professionals. You can also find more information about the response to COVID-19 in Boone County here.
- Boone Hospital Center (573–815–8000) is providing direct COVID-19 information updates on its website. Boone Hospital is testing patients who have an order from their healthcare provider. If you do not have a primary care provider, you can call the Parkade Convenient Care at (573.874.0008). They will assess your need for testing. Once you have an order, you can visit the drive-thru testing site located just to the south of the emergency department entrance. Drive-thru testing is available Monday through Friday, 7:00 am — 7:00 pm and Saturday-Sunday 8:00 am — 12:00 pm. There is no out-of-pocket cost for the testing. For more information, check in here.
- University of Missouri Health Care System is providing video visits, which are available 24/7. You can log in for a video visit here. If you are a University of Missouri student, please call Student Health (573–882–7481). All other questions can be directed to 573–882–4141. Drive Thru Testing is now available. But know that you must have a doctor’s order. Drive-thru testing is available 7:00 am — 7:00 pm and takes place at the Mizzou Softball Stadium. Please click here for more information on the drive-thru process.
- Harry S. Truman Memorial Veteran’s Hospital encourages veterans with flu-like symptoms to call (573–814–6580) before visiting the healthcare center. If you have flu-like symptoms, such as a fever, cough or shortness of breath please call before visiting. You can also use telehealth or the MyHealthVet secure messaging service. Here is a FAQ page for veterans.
- Ashland, Missouri — The Ashland Baptist Church (203 E. Broadway) distributes food on the third Tuesday of each month from 3:00 pm — 6:30 pm.
- Centralia, Missouri — Seventh Day Adventist Food Pantry (320 W. Highway 22) offers distribution on the 2nd and 3rd Monday of the month from 9:00 am — 2:00 pm. Donations encouraged.
- Columbia, Missouri — The Central Pantry (1007 Big Bear Blvd) is continuing its distribution Tuesday through Friday 10:00 am — 4:00 pm and on Saturdays 10:00 am — 2:00 pm. The CMAAA Meal Program (1121 Business Loop 70 E) is serving meals Monday through Friday 10:00 am — 2:00 pm. Meals on Wheels is also helping families in the area. You can contact them at 573.886.7554. Additional information about food availability and resources in Boone County can be found here.
- Hallsville, Missouri — Hallsville Baptist Church (115 Elizabeth St.) provides distribution on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm.
- Sturgeon, Missouri — The Sturgeon Ministerial Alliance Pantry (101 E. Smith St.) distributes food on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:00 am — 11:00 am.
- CoMoHelps — The City of Columbia and Boone County are coordinating the community’s mass care/human services and volunteer/donations management response to COVID-19. To offer assistance or to receive assistance, you can reach out here. This is a collaboration between the Heart of Missouri United Way and the Community Foundation of Central Missouri.
- You can contact the Camden County Health Department with questions at 573.346.5479. Camden County launched its Community Assistance Hotline which is intended to assist vulnerable residents who cannot leave their homes. Call this hotline for assistance with food and medicine delivery. It will be picked up for you and left on your porch. Even if you do not have money for food or medicine, you are encouraged to still call (573.346.6145). This service is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 am — 4:30 pm.
- Lake Regional Health System can be reached at (573.348.8000) and they have issued visitor restrictions and provided additional information about their handling of COVID-19 here. On March 30, testing by appointment will be available. The drive-thru testing site is located at the Parkway Center, 5816 Osage Beach Parkway in Osage Beach. To receive testing, you must call your doctor or the nurse call line (573.348.7419) to see if you meet the requirements for testing. You will have a virtual visit with your physician. If your physician orders a test, the Testing Center will call you to schedule an appointment within 24 hours for drive-thru testing. No walk-in testing is offered.
- If you are able to donate, please consider giving to the Lake Regional Health System.
- Camdenton, Missouri — Share the Harvest Food Pantry (689 North State Highway 7) distributes food on Tuesday from 1:00 pm — 7:00 pm and on Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 am — 4:00 pm. Camdenton Senior Citizens has closed until March 27th, but it is still delivering hot meals to individuals 60+.
- Mack’s Creek, Missouri — Mack’s Creek Senior Services are closed until March 27th, but they are still delivering hot meals to individuals 60+.
- Osage Beach, Missouri — The Osage Beach Senior Center (1031 Industrial Drive) is continuing to serve meals Monday through Friday from 10:30 am — 12:30 pm to individuals 60+. The TFB Mobile Camden County will continue its mobile pantry on the second Friday of the month from 1:00 pm — 3:00 pm.
- You can contact the Cass County Health Department at (816–380–8425) but they are directing all general questions to the Missouri Coronavirus Hotline number.
- Belton Regional Medical Center can be reached at (816–348–1200). They have put in place new visitor restrictions and have some guidance on their handling of COVID-19 here. You can receive a virtual health consultation for COVID-19 here. There’s a screening available and you may be directed to a virtual visit, which is $25.
- Cass Regional Medical Center can be reached at (816–380–3474). They have also issued further guidance on visitor policy in handling COVID-19. You can find more information here. As of March 23, the hospital’s family medical clinics are no longer conducting COVID-19 tests due to the backlog. You can read the full announcement here. The hospital does offer virtual visits. To schedule one, please contact your clinic.
- Restaurants — Below is a list of restaurants in Cass County offering delivery or curbside pick-up.
- Archie, Missouri — The Evangel Church (306 S. Texas St.) is offering free drive-thru lunches Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm.
- Harrisonville, Missouri — Public schools will provide “to go” lunch and breakfast meals to ALL children FREE of charge. During pickup, a packaged lunch for the day will be provided as well as breakfast for the following morning. Children must be present at pick-up to get the meals. Pickup is between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm each weekday. Pickup locations are: Wal-Mart, Sutherlands, United Methodist Church, Harrisonville High School and the McEowen and Harrisonville Elementary Schools. You must complete a form for each child who requires meal service. Contact the school for more details. Harrisonville Parks and Recreation’s outdoor basketball courts, skate park, and playgrounds have been closed.
- Utilities | Harrisonville — City has taken steps to ensure customers have uninterrupted access to utility services by temporarily suspending all non-payment utility disconnects. You can contact (816.380.8900) with questions.
- You can contact the Cedar County Health Department with questions at 417–955–0550.
- Cedar County Sheriff’s Office — The Cedar County Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with Woods Supermarket is offering grocery pickup and delivery to elderly, disabled persons, veterans, or anyone with an elevated health risk in Cedar County. To request this service call (417.276.5133). You can order from Woods Supermarket online, or you can call and place an order by phone. When the order is complete, call the Sheriff’s Office and they will pick it up and deliver it to your door. The service is available from 9:00 am- 5:00 pm.
- Cedar County Memorial Hospital can be reached at (417–876–2511) for general inquiries. However, patients exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough and/or shortness of breath, and who wish to seek care at the Medical Mall Clinic are instructed to call ahead to (417–876–3333) so that clinic staff can provide you with instructions and prepare for your arrival.
- El Dorado Springs, Missouri — The Church of Christ Food Bank (302 E. Hospital Road) is available the Thursday, following the third Wednesday from 8:00 am — 10:30 am.
- You can contact the Cooper County Public Health Center at (660–882–2626) with questions about COVID-19, but it is recommended that residents prioritize calling the statewide hotline number. To receive a food service card, you can take an online class. To find out more information, you can visit this webpage.
- Boonville, Missouri — The Neighbors Helping Neighbors (509 E. Water Street) organization operates on the first Tuesday between 8:00 am — 10:00 am, the second Thursday from 6:00 pm — 8:00 pm, and the third Saturday from 9:00 am — 11:00 am. The Boonslick Senior Center is closed until March 27, but is still delivering hot meals to individuals 60+.
- Otterville, Missouri — The Baskets of Blessings Food Pantry (202 E. Grover St., next to the Senior Center) distributes food on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 5:00 pm — 7:00 pm.
- Prairie Home, Missouri — The Prairie Home United Methodist Church (540 Highway Drive Hwy 87) distributes food on the third Thursday of the month from 4:00 pm — 6:00 pm.
- You can contact the Dade County Health Department at (417–637–2345) about COVID-19.
- Dadeville, Missouri — The Dadeville R-II School District is offering grab and go lunches. More details can be found at (417–995–2201).
- Everton, Missouri — Any child that is 18 or younger is eligible for the public schools food service regardless of enrollment. Please call the school for additional information.
- Greenfield, Missouri — The Greenfield School District offers student meals for pick-up at the Elementary School on Monday through Thursday, 11:30 am — 1:00 pm. Meals are not handed out on Fridays. Students will receive two meals on Thursdays. City Maintenance has closed the city park due to the virus.
- Lockwood, Missouri — The Lockwood R-1 School district is offering a drive-thru meal service Monday through Friday from 11:30 am — 1:00 pm starting March 18th. People should call the day before to let them know how many meals are requested. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 417–232–4513. The pick-up is at Lockwood High School circle drive.
- You can contact the Dallas County Health Department at (417–345–2332) for information about COVID-19 within Dallas County. The FEMA Storm Shelter located on the west side of Buffalo High School will be open in the event of severe weather — even during COVID-19 concerns.
- Buffalo, Missouri — The Calvary Chapel Church is (26 Oak Ridge Road) s providing food on the third Tuesday of the month from 1:30 pm — 4:30 pm. You can find more information at (417–345–6418).
- Urbana, Missouri — The Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church (US Hwy 65) provides food on the third Tuesday of the month from 2:00 pm — 6:00 pm. You can learn more at (417–993–4403).
- The Henry County Health Center can be reached at (660–885–8193).
- Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare is requesting that patients DO NOT go to the emergency room. If you are a patient with symptoms of COVID-19, it is requested that you call the appropriate county health department (Henry County, 660–885–8193 | Benton County, 660–438–2876 | St. Clair County, 417–646–8332) or dial the hospital itself at (660–885–8171) to discuss your situation. You can check their updates on COVID-19 here. The hospital is now offering virtual visits between patients and their primary care provider through the myGVMH Health Portal. You can learn more about that here.
- The hospital has a number of high priority needs, including: new and unopened N95 masks, surgical masks (including handmade), protective eyewear, non-latex gloves, disposable hospital gowns, sanitizing wipes, pre-packaged hand sanitizer.
- If you’d like to donate to the hospital’s COVID-19 fund, you can do so here.
- The hospital is partnering with Grandma K’s Discount Grocery Store in Osceola, to help Benton, Henry and St. Clair county citizens get the groceries they need. To make a donation or ask for assistance, please click here.
- Clinton, Missouri — The Samaritan Center (1317 South Second) is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 am — 1:00 pm and on the third Wednesday of the month from 3:00 pm — 6:00 pm. Clinton Schools remain closed through April 17, 2020. Osage Valley Electric Cooperative is offering free WiFi in its parking lots.
- West Central Missouri Community Action Agency encourages folks to apply for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which helps low-income people meet energy needs. You can apply through May 31, 2020.
- You can contact the Hickory County Health Department at (417–745–2138) for more information about COVID-19 in your county.
- Weaubleau, Missouri — The Weaubleau R-3 school provides a Grab and Go to students. It’s a drive-thru pickup at the south doors. Meals will be brought to your window. If you need meals, please contact email@example.com or call (417.428.3317 ext. 242).
- Wheatland, Missouri — Hickory County Cares is open the Wednesday following the second Tuesday of the month from 8:00 am — 12:00 pm. It’s located at 240 N. Main Street.
- Howard County Commission Declared a State of Emergency on March 24, 2020.
- You can contact the Howard County Public Health Department at (660–248–4100) for questions about COVID-19 in Howard County, but they recommend reaching out to the COVID-19 Missouri Hotline as that hotline is better staffed than Howard County. They have open clinic days on Mondays and Wednesdays, or you can make an appointment.
- Fayette, Missouri — The Fayette Ministerial Alliance Pantry distributes food on the fourth Thursday of every month from 1:00 pm — 3:00 pm at 600 N. Morrison St. The Fayette Senior Citizens group is closed until March 27th, but is still delivering hot meals to individuals 60+.
- Glasgow, Missouri — The Glasgow Food Pantry holds distributions every Thursday from 3:00 pm — 5:00 pm at 411 2nd Street. Glasgow School District made an announcement that if a student requires access to Burrell Service they are still available. Contact (660.338.2012 ext 1006) for more information. If any families are in need of buddy pack food, please contact the school (660.338.2012).
- New Franklin, Missouri — The New Franklin Cares Pantry (105 E. Broadway) distributes food on the second and fourth Tuesdays from 1:00 pm — 3:00 pm. Donations encouraged.
- The Johnson County Community Health Center (660.747.6121) is referring citizens to the statewide COVID-19 Hotline for community assistance.
- Western Missouri Medical Center has put additional restrictions on visitation and suggests all potential patients stay up-to-date through their COVID-19 website. If you have questions, please use the direct hospital COVID-19 hotline (660.262.7580). There is also a COVID-19 Testing and Evaluation Site. It’s located in the East WMMC Parking Lot off of Gay Street. Hours are: M-F 8:00 am — 5:00 pm, Weekends 8:00 am — 2:00 pm. If you are experiencing symptoms, please call your primary care physician — if you do not have one call the above WMMC COVID-19 hotline.
- As of May 4, 2020 WMMC has started providing antibody testing. Please call your primary care physician for more information.
- WMMC is experiencing a shortage of N95 medical masks and medical gowns. If you can provide these resources or other personal protective equipment, please contact the Johnson County COVID-19 Task Force (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Whiteman Air Force Base has implemented new guidance on COVID-19 which can be found here. Team Whiteman has directed Health Protection Condition (HPCON) Charlie, March 25, 2020, to combat the spread of COVID-19 across the Department of the Air Force and our local Missouri communities. All military personnel and dependents are encouraged to review the USAF COVID-19 guidance as well as the TriCare COVID-19 guidance.
- Chillhowee, Missouri — The school district will serve lunch on Monday and Thursday of each week. When a student picks up the Thursday meal they will be given meals for both Thursday and Friday and a snack for the weekend.
- Crest Ridge Public Schools — Educational materials and student meals will continue. To sign up for meals, please contact Sandy Hobbs at email@example.com. If you are having a meal delivered, please leave out a place for deliverers to drop the item outside of your home (chair, basket, table, etc.).
- Holden, Missouri — The Holden Area Ministerial Association is providing food distribution on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 am — 11:00 am and on Saturdays from 5:00 pm — 7:00 pm at 703 South Olive St.
- Kingsville, Missouri — The playground at the Kingsville school is now closed.
- Knob Noster, Missouri — Virtual learning begins at 9:00 am on March 30th and schedules can be found at the Knob Noster Schools(http://we.knobnoster.k12.mo.us).
- Leeton, Missouri — During this time, the school district will continue to provide educational enrichment and student meals.These are meals available to students ages 18 and younger. Please call the school at (660.653.2301) to place an order. You must sign up by Tuesday in order to receive meals for the following Monday. Pick up is between 11:00 am — 11:30 each Monday in the back parking lot. Delivery is available to students who do not have parents at home that are capable or available to come to the school.
- Warrensburg, Missouri — The Food Center handles distributions on Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00–4:00 pm at 137 E. Culton Street. As of March 26, 2020, Amtrak has temporarily reduced stops at the Warrensburg Station.
- Surrounding Areas — The Oak Grove School District is providing breakfast and lunch to students. More information can be found at (816–690–3012).
- You can contact the Laclede County Health Department at (417.532.2134) but for the most up-to-date information, please contact the statewide COVID-19 hotline.
- Mercy Hospital — Mercy Hospital in Lebanon is following the same COVID-19 procedures as other Mercy hospitals. At the Springfield location, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department has launched a drive-thru testing site. The site will assess community disease prevalence of mildly affected patients in efforts to reduce the volume of patients seen in local clinics and emergency departments. This testing site is only available to patients referred by a physician. Members of the public cannot receive a screening of their own. You can learn more here.
- There is now an online screening test available for free to patients who are experiencing symptoms. You can access that test here.
- Lebanon, Missouri — The Crosslines, Lebanon will provide distribution of food on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am — 2:00 pm and on Wednesday from 9:00 am — 12:00 pm at 141 Lawson Road. As of March 24, 2020 the Lebanon Parks Department has closed playgrounds and restrooms until April 6, 2020. The Lebanon Public Works has temporarily closed Household Hazardous Waste Collection due to COVID-19. You can call (991.3901) for more information. The Lebanon-Laclede County Library is providing free public wi-fi access during the COVID-19 outbreak to the parking lot area of the library!
- Opportunities to Assist: T’s Redneck Steakhouse has the ability to develop hand sanitizers locally, but needs bottles between 2–4 ounces for the production. If anyone has stock available to help, please contact (417.532.3519).
- Residents can contact the Moniteau County Health Center for additional information, but will likely be referred to the statewide COVID-19 hotline.
- California, Missouri — The Cargill Cares Food Pantry distributes food on Thursday and Friday from 3:00 pm — 5:00 pm and on the third Saturday of the month from 9:00 am — 11:00 am at 303 Latham Road. The California Nutrition Center is closed until March 27th, but is still delivering hot meals to individuals 60+. As of March 26, 2020, the basketball and tennis courts at the city park next to City Hall are closed until further notice.
- Tipton, Missouri — The Moniteau County Nutrition Center delivers hot meals to individuals 60+.
- You can contact the Morgan County Health Center with questions at (573–378–5438). You can also consult the Morgan County Resource Manual which provides a number of helpful community organizations and agencies to contact, should you need them.
- Stover, Missouri — Please contact Stover schools to fill out the form for student-meal pick-up and delivery.
- Versailles, Missouri — The Versailles School District will operate a free meal pick up program. The Food for Morgan County food pantry distributes food on the first Thursday of the week from 3:00 pm — 6:00 pm, and on the second Wednesday of the week from 10:00 am — 2:00 pm, on the third Thursday from 10:00 am — 2:00 pm and the fourth Wednesday from 10:00 am — 2:00 pm. Location is 1000 Jones Avenue. City of Versailles has closed all facilities to the public through April 30, 2020. City Hall is not closed, but will be locked. Payments can still be made and questions asked via the outside drop box.
- The Pettis County COVID-19 Task Force will be hosting daily COVID-19 briefings. You can access them here.
- You can contact the Pettis County Health Center at (660.827.1130) for questions on COVID-19 in the Pettis County area.
- Bothwell Regional Health Center has issued visitor restrictions and has a specific information page on COVID-19. Bothwell now offers a COVID-19 online assessment. You can access that here. Submitted assessments will be reviewed by an advanced practice nurse or physician within 24 hours and you will be emailed next steps.
- La Monte, Missouri — The La Monte Food Pantry holds food distributions on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 3:00 pm — 6:00 pm at 107 N. Main Street. The La Monte Christian Church holds distributions on the third Thursday of each month from 4:00 pm — 6:00 pm at 902 S. Oak Street.
- Sedalia, Missouri — The Open Door Service Center is providing food distribution services Monday — Thursday from 9:00 am — 2:00 pm at 111 West Sixth Street. Hot meals are available Monday through Friday from 12:00 pm — 1:00 pm. The Salvation Army Sedalia distributes goods on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am — 2:00 pm. The Sedalia Senior Center provides meals to individuals 60+ from 10:30 am — 12:30 pm at 312 South Washington Street. As of March 31, 2020, the Mayor of Sedalia, John Kehde, has issued a 30 day Civil Emergency Declaration for the City of Sedalia.
- United Way of Pettis County is seeking volunteers to deliver items to COVID-19 at-risk citizens. You can volunteer by clicking here.
- You can contact the Pulaski County Health Center for questions on Pulaski County specifically at (573–736–2217) but general inquiries will be redirect to the statewide COVID-19 hotline. Additionally, Pulaski County citizens are encouraged to view the PCHC’s Facebook Page for immediate updates.
- Fort Leonard Wood — As of March 25, 2020, all Army installations directed to be at Health Protection Condition level Charlie. Military service members and their families are encouraged to use the Army COVID-19 Hotline (1–800–984–8523). For immediate updates, people are encouraged to follow its Facebook page. There is also a COVID-19 website for Fort Wood. March 25
- Crocker, Missouri — Beginning on March 19th, Crocker Schools will provide lunch delivery to students. To opt out of this service, contact (573–736–5000 ext. 2529 or email firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Laquey, Missouri — There will be curbside meal pick-up available for students 18 and under from 9:00 am — 11:00 am. Meals can be picked up outside of the Laquey Elementary School gym door.
- Richland, Missouri — The Good Samaritan of Richland distributes food on the second Tuesday of each month from 9:00 am — 5:00 pm at 112 West National Avenue. Beginning the week of March 23rd, food deliveries will occur on Monday, Wednesday and Friday’s with two days’ worth of meals delivered on Monday and Wednesday. This is available to any child 18 and under or any current Richland student over 18.
- Saint Robert, Missouri — The Retroplex will serve lunch from Waynesville School for any child 18 and under from 10:30 am — 12:30 pm through March 20th.
- Waynesville, Missouri — The Good Samaritan will distribute food on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 9:00 am — 5:00 pm at 1811 Historic Route 66. The Waynesville R-IV School District is offering drive-thru or walk-up breakfast and lunch at fourteen different locations for all children 18 and under and eligible disabled adults. Breakfast is from 7:45 am — 9:00 am and lunch is 10:30 am — 12:30 pm. Children must be present in the vehicle or with an adult to receive the meals. If you require deliver, call (573–842–2250).
Locations for delivery include Paul’s Furniture (100 Country Club Dr in St. Robert); Waynesville City Park; East Elementary Freedom Elem, Partridge Elem, Thayer Elem, Wood Elem, Waynesville Sixth Grade Center, Waynesville Middle & High School; Good Samaritan (1809 W. Historic Rt. 66), Sweetwater BBQ (14076 Hwy Z in St Robert); First Baptist Church (109 Church St, St Robert); Retroplex (512 Old Route 66, St Robert)
- Waynesville, Missouri — Muncipal Court will be cancelled for Thursday April 9, 2020. All cases scheduled for that date have been rescheduled to Thursday, May 14, 2020. If you have questions, please call (573.774.6158).
- You can contact the Randolph County Health Department, (660.263.6643) but are encouraged to refer to the statewide COVID-19 hotline. Beginning March 31, 2020, all services are now by appointment only, including the primary care clinic, WIC, birth certificates, food permits and on-site wastewater permits.
- Moberly Regional Medical Center can be contacted at (660–263–8400) and those interested can consult the hospital’s COVID-19 information page. As of March 24, 2020 MRMC updated its visitor and patient policy. You can read more about that here. The Moberly Rural Health Clinic is now offering telehealth services, including virtual visits. To schedule a virtual visit, call (660263.9095) and let them know you prefer a virtual visit. The visit will be held via Zoom and can be downloaded on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
- Cairo, Missouri — The Northeast R-IV School District is offering free lunch for students and for siblings (1–4 years old). You can sign up on the school Facebook page or call Wednesday mornings before 9:00 am to request a meal (660–263–2788). Meals are pick-up or delivered each weekday.
- Higbee, Missouri — Meals are provided Tuesday-Friday from 11:00 am — 12:00 pm and includes breakfast and lunch. These WILL be delivered to your vehicle. You are requested to not leave your vehicle. Call (660.456.7206) to be put on the list.
- Moberly, Missouri — The FLF Dream Center Food Pantry provides a food-only drive-thru on Wednesdays from 10:00 am — 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm — 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm — 7:00 pm at 1614 E. US 24. The Christos Center offers food distribution on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30 am — 11:30 am and 1:00 pm — 3:00 pm and on Fridays from 1:00 pm — 3:00 pm at 111 North Fifth Street. The Community Kitchen (411 West Reed) is closed until March 21st.
St. Clair County
- The St. Clair County Health Center can be reached at (417–646–8157) but they are referring most calls to the statewide COVID-19 hotline.
- Ellett Memorial Hospital can be reached at (660.476.2111) or online via its webpage. As of March 31st, the hospital has asked that those with fever, dry cough or trouble breathing please call ahead to notify staff of your arrival.
- Appleton City, Missouri — The A.C. Spring City Wide Garage Sales are temporarily cancelled. Schools are cancelled through April 24, 2020. The school continues to provide meal deliveries. Locations are the Rockville Methodist Church, Taberville Fire Department and Ohio Christian Church and the circle drive at the school. Times are 9:30 am — 10:30 am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Homework packets can be picked up at these times. Junior High and High School packets are available beginning April 1, 2020.
- Osceola, Missouri — The St. Clair County Food Pantry distributes food on Tuesday from 10:00 am — 4:00 pm (but not on a fifth Tuesday) at 5th Street and Market Street.
- You can contact the Vernon County Health Department at (417–667–7418) but most calls will be redirected to the statewide COVID-19 hotline.
- Vernon County Sheriff’s Office — The Sheriff’s Office will deliver food to senior citizens. They’ve been working with Woods Supermarket in Nevada to provide grocery delivery to senior citizens. Woods is working to make free deliveries within 5 miles of any store and deputies will be available to deliver food anywhere in Vernon County from 12:00 pm — 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. The Sheriff’s Office has also been delivering food at schools. Woods Supermarket is offering assistance to senior guests 60+ and has created a hotline for delivery (417–204–4790). The call center is open 6:30 am — 3:30 pm, restrictions on 30 items or less.
- Nevada Regional Medical Center can be reached at (417.667.3355) and you can see the latest information about COVID-19 from the hospital here. NRMC updated its policies on March 24, 2020. You can watch that here. All visitors are screened at the front door where temperatures are taken. As of March 24, 2020 NRMC adjusted its clinic operations. The Rich Hill Family Medical Clinic remains closed. Telehealth appointments are available. You can call (417.448.3720) to speak with a nurse practitioner. You can learn more here.
- Bronaugh, Missouri — Schools will provide free meals to children 18 and under. You can “grab & go” at the Bronaugh High School and the Moundville Community Center at 8:30 am, Monday through Friday. Meals include breakfast and lunch, but you must stay in your vehicle. To receive meals, please fill out this form. The school has announced it is cancelling prom.
- Nevada, Missouri — The Public School will provide free daily cold lunches for anyone 18 and under available for “grab & go” at Benton Elementary School (500 E. Vernon) and at Nevada High School (800 W. Hickory) on Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 am — 1:00 pm. But a school meal form must be filled out in advance. The Nevada Community Outreach group distributes food on Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm — 4:00 pm at 229 North Cedar.
- Nevada Public Transportation rides are now free until further notice (as of March 23, 2020).
- Sheldon, Missouri — Beginning March 23rd, there will be free “grab & go” meals for children 18 years and under. You can fill out a meal prep form here.
- You can contact the Webster County Health Unit for more information on COVID-19 in Webster County (417–859–2523). Otherwise, call the statewide COVID-19 hotline.
- Fordland, Missouri — Beginning March 23rd, the school district will offer meals for every school district either through delivery or pick-up. Meals will include lunch for the day and breakfast for the following morning. You can read more here.
- Marshfield, Missouri — The Marshfield Assembly of God Church will be broadcasting church services on Sunday mornings. You can find the services on their Facebook page. As of March 30, 2020 the Marshfield City Hall drive-thru window will remain open from 10:00 am — 2:00 pm, Monday through Friday for the payment of utility bills and other services.
- Seymour, Missouri — The Ozark Family YMCA in Seymour will stop all senior programs and will not allow day passes or travel passes, but they will keep childcare open and have approximately 24 stops for parents needing childcare due to school closures. You can call (417–935–2177) for more information. The King’s Food Pantry distributes food on the first and fourth Thursdays of the month from 9:00 am — 4:00 pm and on the third Thursday from 11:00 am — 1:00 pm for seniors and from 2:00 pm — 7:00 pm for others. Located at 732 South Division Street. Seymour R-11 School District delivers food on specific days of the week. Delivery is from 9:00 am — 11:00 am and pick-up is 10:00 am — 12:00 pm. Use the bus lane at the middle school and high school cafeteria.
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