From Missouri State Senator Bill White

August 14, 2020

In a press conference on Monday, Aug. 10, the governor expanded his call for an extra legislative session asking the General Assembly to include an additional provision designed to help the City of St. Louis tackle its backlog of untried murder cases. Last week, the Senate passed Senate Bill 1, a multi-pronged bill aimed at reducing violent crime in our state, particularly the three metropolitan areas that have been experiencing record-breaking homicide rates over the past couple of years. In light of the governor’s expanded call, the General Assembly will go back to the drawing board and draft legislation to further vet the issues and accommodate this additional request.

More Free COVID-19 Testing Sites Announced

COVID-19 Testing Facilities in Joplin:

Thousand Oaks Medical Building

Tuesdays and Thursdays

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Call ahead for a screening


Joplin Athletic Complex

Daily-weather permitting

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Walmart on W. 7th St.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

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The COVID-19 hotline is 877-435-8411.