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Columbia city officials hold coronavirus briefing


Columbia Mayor Brian Treece and other local officials held a press conference on Thursday going over the city's efforts fighting COVID-19, also known as coronavirus.

Watch video of the event in the player below

Treece was accompanied by the Director of the Columbia/Boone County Department of Health and Human Services Stephanie Browning, University of Missouri Health Care Chief Medical Officer Dr. Stevan Whitt and MU Chancellor Alexander Cartwright.

Columbia is planning for the True/False Film Festival, which starts on Thursday. Festival organizers said on Monday that the event will run as planned. There will be hand sanitizer stations and information from the CDC posted downtown.

MU announced some university-sponsored trips have been canceled as the COVID-19 outbreak continues. So far, trips to San Antonio, Italy, China and South Korea have been called off.

The Department of Health and Senior Services said no cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Missouri as of Wednesday. About 100 people are monitoring themselves for symptoms after having contact with someone else who had the virus.

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Matt Ragsdale

Matt Ragsdale is a broadcast and digital producer at ABC 17 News.


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