Boone County dismissed from lawsuit challenging health order

There’s a change to the lawsuit challenging the COVID-19 health order in Boone County.

Stephanie Browning is Columbia’s and Boone County’s health director. Plaintiff Paul Prevo with Tiger Tots Child Development Center on Wednesday voluntarily dismissed her as Boone County’s health director. The suit continues though against her as Columbia’s health director.

Boone County’s attorney had argued that, since the day care is in the city limits, Prevo does not have the standing to challenge the county.

A judge last week denied a temporary restraining order against the local health order. It is more restrictive than the state’s guidelines.

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