There have been a significant number of COVID cases in long-term care facilities in Laclede County over the past few weeks, but what is driving that increase. Policy regarding those businesses could be partly to blame. Laclede County Health Department Administrator, Charla Baker, says COVID-positive employees who are asymptomatic are allowed to work within those facilities……….

There have been over one hundred cases reported in staff and residents of long-term care facilities over the last few weeks.