State and Regional News

Governor signs Executive Order 20-06 to begin mobilizing Missouri National Guard to assist with COVID-19 response

Governor Mike Parson has signed Executive Order 20-06 to begin mobilizing the Missouri National Guard to assist in the state’s COVID-19 response efforts. This will increase the amount of coordination among state government partners in combating the spread of COVID-19.

EPA continues efforts to help increase the availability of disinfectant products for use against coronavirus

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took steps to provide additional flexibilities to manufacturers of disinfectants and other pesticides. EPA intends for these flexibilities to increase the availability of products for Americans to use against the novel coronavirus. After meeting with stakeholders last week and discussing supply chain challenges posed by the pandemic, EPA is allowing manufacturers to obtain certain inert ingredients—or inactive ingredients like sodium chloride or glucose—from different suppliers without checking with the agency for approval.

Missouri Department of Labor stands ready to serve those who are unemployed due to COVID-19

While state office buildings may be closed to the public temporarily amid theCOVID-19 outbreak, the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations’ (DOLIR) Division of Employment Security (DES) continues to process unemployment claims. All the DES staff are performing essential functions to support Missouri’s workers and employers in response to this public health crisis.

President approves governor’s request for Major Disaster Declaration to support Missouri’s coronavirus response

President Donald Trump today approved Governor Mike Parson’s request for a federal major disaster declaration for the state of Missouri.
The President approved Governor Parson’s request that the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance Program be utilized to reimburse eligible expenditures made by local governments, nonprofit organizations, and the state for emergency protective measures by first responders and others responding to the coronavirus.