Missouri Governor, First Lady Test Positive for Covid-19
Today, Missouri Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson both tested positive for COVID-19.
Out of an abundance of caution, the First Lady was tested this morning after displaying minor symptoms.
The Governor was then tested as well and received a positive result.
All official and campaign events have been canceled until further notice. As a precautionary measure, the Governor's staff has been tested and is awaiting results. At this time, the Governor feels healthy and is displaying no symptoms, and the First Lady has mild symptoms. Proper safety protocols have been implemented at the direction of Dr. Randall Williams, Director of the Department of Health and Senior Services.
During this time, Governor Parson continues to conduct and fulfill all roles of businesses of the state of Missouri from the Governor's Mansion without interruption.
Governor Parson's remaining scheduled events this week have been postponed. The ceremonial signing of HB 46 and the Governor's and First Lady's flu vaccination will be rescheduled at a later date.
His opponent in the Nov. 3 election, State Auditor Nicole Galloway, released the following statement on the report:
“I wish Governor Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson a safe and full recovery. This is a stark reminder that this virus can reach anyone, anywhere and that this pandemic is far from over. We must all continue to do our part in preventing the spread of the virus by practicing social distancing, washing hands, and wearing a mask,” Galloway said.