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Governor Mike Parson (r) [2018 file photo].

STATEMENT REGARDING GOVERNOR AND FIRST LADY PARSON COVID-19 TEST RESULTS
Press Release
SEPTEMBER 23, 2020
JEFFERSON CITY — Today, Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson 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.

Math and science. This was so predictable.

Missouri Gov. Parson explains choice not to wear mask in public
By: Tod Palmer Posted at 5:45 PM, Jul 14, 2020 and last updated 5:51 PM, Jul 14, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For months now, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has preached personal responsibility when it comes to stopping the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

He cited personal responsibility in reopening the state May 4 around the same time hospitalizations in Missouri spiked in early May, again in lifting all statewide restrictions effective June 15, again last month in deciding not to issue a statewide mask mandate amid a renewed surge in new COVID-19 cases and at virtually every press briefing he’s given during the last four months from Jefferson City.

Yet, when Parson has been out and about in the state, he’s seldom spotted wearing a mask himself….

Personal responsibility or statewide order? Parson, Galloway disagree on mask wearing
by Mark SlavitWednesday, August 26th 2020

COLUMBIA — Republican Governor Mike Parson and his Democrat political opponent State Auditor Nicole Galloway made separate stops in Columbia Wednesday. Galloway is trying to unseat Parson on the November ballot. Parson and Galloway have different opinions on a statewide mask mandate.

Galloway said she would require face masks statewide if elected Governor. Parson said a statewide mask mandate was not necessary because many rural counties had few positive cases of the coronavirus.

Parson met with health care providers and state leaders and defended his position on not supporting a statewide mask policy.

The Republican Governor accused Galloway of using masks as a political issue….

Maybe it’s a public health issue?

“…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…” How is the Governor’s support staff going to proceed?

Wear a damn mask. And while you’re at it, wear some damn gloves.

Stay Home. Wash your hands. Don’t touch your face. Good luck to us all.
#FlattenTheCurve

Gov. Mike Parson (r): not exactly the brightest bulb in the chandelier (May 4, 2020)