State and Regional News

Governor announces mass vaccination, targeted vaccination sites across the state 

On Wednesday during a briefing at the State Capitol, Governor Mike Parson announced that the Missouri National Guard will begin assisting the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and other state partners in establishing COVID-19 vaccination sites across the state.

31 new Troopers graduate from Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that 31 troopers graduated from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy today, Wednesday, January 20, 2021. The ceremony was by invitation only due to the coronavirus guidelines; however, it was made available to the public and the media live via the Patrol’s Facebook page Facebook.com/motrooper.

Missouri State Museum launches Missouri state Capitol virtual tour series

Missouri State Museum recently launched a Missouri state Capitol virtual tour series for educators and the public. The video series is an introduction to the history and artwork of the Capitol, to government and historic resources found in the building and to the Missouri State Museum. The videos can be used instead of a class field trip or to prepare for an in-person visit.

Governor announces activation of First Tier of Phase 1B of Missouri’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Today, Governor Mike Parson announced the activation of Phase 1B - Tier 1 of Missouri’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan.
Federal partners have informed the state that they plan to significantly increase vaccine supply next week and that individuals 65 and older and those with comorbidities should be prioritized. This news allows the state to begin the process of activating Phase 1B tiers.