State and Regional News

President approves governor’s request for Major Disaster Declaration to support Missouri’s coronavirus response

President Donald Trump today approved Governor Mike Parson’s request for a federal major disaster declaration for the state of Missouri.
The President approved Governor Parson’s request that the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance Program be utilized to reimburse eligible expenditures made by local governments, nonprofit organizations, and the state for emergency protective measures by first responders and others responding to the coronavirus.

In challenging times, Missourians come together

Show Me Resilience. This simple phrase illustrates how University of Missouri Extension and communities across the state are showing up for each other. People, businesses and communities are working together in innovative and engaging ways – bringing the resources of the University of Missouri to the people who need them.

Unemployment claims up as COVID-19 cases in Missouri rise above 300

By Claire Colby, Missouri News Network
A day after requesting help from the federal government to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Mike Parson shared details about the state’s response.
Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services has confirmed 356 cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday afternoon.

Governor highlights importance of food and agriculture industry to Missouri’s COVID-19 response efforts

In today’s press briefing, Governor Parson assured Missourian’s that the state’s food supply remains strong and emphasized the important role of the food and agriculture industry in Missouri’s COVID-19 response efforts.