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Laclede County to get federal Coronavirus funds

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Laclede County is receiving $4.2 million from Missouri’s share of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Security Act funds. The Laclede County Commission voted 3-0 Thursday morning to approve and authorize the disbursement of the funds to Laclede County. Presiding Commissioner Randy Angst said the money could be used for COVID-19 related expenses in the county including expenses related to treating the virus, protective supplies, disinfection of public areas, distance learning and grants for small businesses. The state is receiving about $2.8 billion from the CARES Act with $521 million to be sent directly to local governments.

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