State and Regional News

Parson: April will be a ‘tell-tale month’ for state

By Ashlyn O'Hara, Missouri News Network
As the number of COVID-19 cases passed 1,000 statewide on Monday, Gov. Mike Parson said he plans to extend the state's social distancing guidelines.
Parson said he expects the middle of April will be a turning point in the COVID-19 crisis, calling it "a bit of a tell-tale month," but said he didn't want to give "false hope" when nobody knows for sure when the virus will peak.

Governor continues efforts to eliminate barriers, expand ability to provide health care during COVID-19 crisis

In today’s press briefing, Governor Mike Parson announced he has approved a waiver granting full reciprocity for physicians and surgeons from other states who wish to assist Missourians during the COVID-19 crisis.

Department activates economic development network to aid employers during COVID-19 disruptions

The Missouri Department of Economic Development activated a statewide network of more than 400 local economic development groups to answer questions and offer assistance to employers impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19). Employers that are considering full or partial shutdowns in connection with the virus have access to a number of state and federal programs that may be able to help.