The Cole County Health Department is taking the lead on the off-chance that the coronavirus shows up in central Missouri.
Chesney Schulte said her agency is keeping first responders up to date on the threat.
“There’s ongoing discussions about potential threats [and] what people would do in those situations,” said Schulte. “Everybody is always staying up to date on the newest and latest.”
But the actual flu is what has hit Cole County the hardest. Schulte said they’ve already confirmed 929 cases of the ‘bug.’ Most of them are Influenza B.