Shelter Insurance donated $1,000 to Friends of the Butler Senior Center, represented by Lenn Redding, to have facemasks made to provide to the community. There were over 300 masks made by Tiffany Carmichael in a variety of colors. The community members receiving the masks are people accepting meals from the Senior Center and Carpenters Cup. These masks are to help protect from COVID-19 when we need it the most as things might start returning to normal. The masks are to “help you not spread COVID-19, as this helps others to catch COVID-19” as Lenn Redding put it. There is a high demand for facemasks and it is wonderful of Shelter Insurance, represented by Agent Bryan Tippie, to give back and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. This isn’t the only way Shelter Insurance is giving back to the community; currently, Shelter is giving back approximately 30% to their auto policyholders for the months of April and May, only for all policies in effect before 03/31/2020.
Missouri’s initial recovery phase for opening up the economy begins May 4, 2020, but what if my job requires me to be within six feet (6’) of another employee and/or customer?
Cardiologist Jeffrey Bissing, pictured on the laptop screen, has been seeing some of his patients at Bates County Memorial Hospital using Zoom. These telehealth video visits will continue to be offered, but the hospital will start with a conservative re-opening phase starting May 4th, allowing more face-to-face outpatient clinic visits at the hospital, with precautions.
Not to long ago, there was the House of Hound debacle. There was the issue of the city pulling their donation and deciding not to help after all. It had started over a room issue for the dogs. The director at the time said she had no space but kept pushing that she had grant writers and needed the city to assist for that. After all was said and done, I pretty much assume it was about the numbers and the city had bigger fish to fry in the sense that people not taking care of their animals is just not a top priority. I’m sure many remember the articles about the dogs and what could be done to try to save them. I was very interested in this situation, even looking into seeing what I could do myself to contribute. After some time passed and I didn’t hear much of anything and went by, I found out that the director pretty much just threw in the towel. She also left all the equipment behind. But it left the question for me; What happened to the dog? If it was on an adoption basis, did they just get adopted that fast? If she was so full and didn’t have room, where did they go? In my opinion maybe, don’t take on something if you can’t really handle it.
• The Bates County Health Center is beginning to get questions regarding when the Stay at Home Order will expire. To clarify, the County Stay at Home declaration expires at 11:59 p.m. April 24th, BUT we will still be under the State of MO Stay at Home guidelines through 11:59 p.m. on May 3, 2020, unless it is extended. We will be watching Governor Parsons reopening strategies for guidance. Thank you!