Laclede County saw a surge in COVID cases after the Thanksgiving holiday, and Laclede County Health Department Administrator Charla Baker is hoping to avoid a repeat of that after Christmas. Baker urges anyone who might not be feeling well to stay away from family gatherings……..

Baker advises against family gatherings this Christmas but urges those who do decide to host a family gathering to keep a record of those in attendance………..

Laclede County has recorded over 25-hundred cases of COVID and 39 deaths since the pandemic began.