CPS mask guidelines for students 11 and younger begin Monday

Columbia Public Schools will require masks for summer school students 11 and under beginning Monday. Although the district previously dropped its indoor mask policy on June 4, the district has decided to bring masks back for younger students due to rising COVID-19 cases. 

Although masks will be required inside and on buses, they will not be mandatory outdoors. Changes to quarantine guidelines will also take place on Monday. Fully vaccinated or masked students who are exposed to COVID-19 and not exhibiting symptoms will not need to quarantine. 

Ongoing flood damage leaves Jefferson City Residents pleading to city for help

Jefferson City residents are pleading to the city's public works committee to address continued issues with flooding damage int he neighborhood. One family said they've been experiencing flooding in their basement and garage for years, with more recent issues being traced back to a culvert replacement.

Although residents are trying to come up with their own solutions, they want to see the city address these issues to prevent future flooding. 

Pfizer to discuss COVID-19 vaccine booster with US officials

Pfizer plants to meet with top U.S. health officials on Monday to discuss its request for federal authorization of a third dose of its COVID vaccine.

President Biden's chief medical adviser has already acknowledged that it is possible that booster shots will be needed in the coming months. Pfizer, however, has gone further to assert that the booster would be needed within the year. 

First Alert Weather Forecast

Chances for passing showers continue, although things should stay dry for the majority of today. Temperatures will remain below average through Tuesday morning with this cool trend quickly ending afterwards. 

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Emma Boyle is a junior at the University of Missouri-Columbia studying journalism and international studies. You can reach her at emmakboyle@umsystem.edu.

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