State and Regional News

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.

Governor requests federal Major Disaster Declaration for Missouri in response to COVID-19

Governor Mike Parson has requested that President Donald J. Trump approve a major disaster declaration for the entire state of Missouri to provide federal assistance for state and local COVID-19 pandemic preparedness and emergency response efforts.

Governor highlights leadership of Missouri schools and higher education institutions during COVID-19 crisis

Recognizing that every school district is different, Governor Mike Parson enabled local school leaders to make the best decisions for their communities as Missouri continues to combat the spread of COVID-19. This approach allowed for local solutions and provided maximum flexibility for leaders to address the effects of closing a school district.