The importance of small businesses in our county is essential to its survival. This current virus has hit local businesses hard and has led some of those businesses to get creative to keep money flowing and customers happy during this trying time. Some businesses have started to offer curb-side or pick up options.
With the announcement of Bates County’s first confirmed case of COVID-19 on March 21 by the Bates County Health Center, and as testing continues to be in short supply, Bates County Memorial Hospital urges the community to understand that coronavirus is here, and to behave accordingly.
Starting March 27, people may fish in Missouri without a permit through April 15.
The purpose of this FEMA page (https:// www.fema.gov/coronavirus-rumor-control) is to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Rumors can easily circulate within communities during a crisis, so stay informed with our updated myth vs. facts site related to the federal (COVID-19) response.
• As OATS Transit continues to adjust to the COVID-19 crisis, we are only offering essential service trips at this time. We are limiting the number of individuals on our buses to facilitate social distancing, and drivers are cleaning buses on a routine basis. The essential trips only service will remain in effect until further notice. Individuals can call the OATS Transit office at 660-827-2611 or 800- 276-6287 for information on local service. Visit our website at www.oatstransit.org/ health for updated information on this topic.