Governor gives updates on Missouri National Guard, Department of Economic Development efforts to assist with COVID-19 response 

 In today’s press briefing, Governor Mike Parson provided updates on efforts by the Missouri National Guard, Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED), Missouri Department of Corrections (DOC), and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to assist with the state’s COVID-19 response.

Department of Social Services’ special payment to Child Care Subsidy providers covers income loss due to COVID-19

The Department of Social Services made additional programmatic changes to support Child Care Subsidy providers during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. To address income loss due to local restrictions and reduced child attendance, the department will make a special payment to Child Care Subsidy providers.  For the month of March 2020, Child Care Subsidy providers will receive a payment no less than the average of their payments for the preceding three months, December 2019-February 2020.

St. James School District announces extended closure

    The Saint James School District has announced that it is extending its school closure through May 1, with classes now tentatively scheduled to resume on Monday, May 4, due to the ongoing pandemic. Superintendent Merlyn Johnson made the following announcement this afternoon: