The Laclede County Health Department, and the Laclede County Office of Emergency Management, provided their weekly update on the Coronavirus pandemic during a Facebook Live event on Thursday. Health Department Administrator, Charla Baker, says there have been 54 people tested for Coronavirus in Laclede County. That number is a little over one-tenth of one percent of the county population……….

Baker says she thinks the fact that they have yet to find a positive case in the county is lulling some residents into a false sense of security……..

Many local governments in other counties have issued a shelter in place orders for their residents, but the Laclede County Commission has yet to do so. Missouri is also one of twelve states to not have a statewide shelter in place declaration.