News to Know (3/30/21)

The news you need to know before you head out the door

ATLANTA, Ga. – The head of the CDC is pleading for Americans to not let their guards down just yet, as coronavirus cases climb in at least half the country. 17 states have erased their mask mandates. President Biden is asking Governors to consider reinstating them.

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. – The state of Kansas moved into the last phase of coronavirus vaccine distribution. That means everyone in the state 16-years and older is now eligible for the vaccine. Walker Drug in Baxter Springs yesterday held a small vaccine clinic, something they originally hadn’t planned on doing, but chose to do after getting calls from people interested in the vaccine. Many of our local health departments will continue to offer vaccine clinics that are appointment based. A few walk-in clinics are scheduled in Crawford County this week.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – 800-thousand more Missourians are eligible for covid-19 vaccines. On Monday, Missouri entered phase two of the state’s covid-19 vaccination eligibility plan. This opens up eligibility to Missourians employed in construction, critical manufacturing, and remaining food sectors and includes those working in restaurants. On April 9th, Missouri will enter phase three, opening up eligibility for all adults in the state

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. – The city of Carl Junction, Missouri is re-introducing a use tax. If passed, it would tax on-line purchases at an amount equal to the city’s sales tax which is three percent. City officials say it’s needed to fund improvements to city parks, sidewalks, and streets. Residents can learn more about the proposed use tax at a meeting tonight at 6:00pm at Randy’s drive in.

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