The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), in conjunction with an extension of the state’s state of emergency order issued by the governor on November 20, issued a public health warning about the continuing danger of COVID-19 and the continuing increase in cases throughout the state.
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As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in Missouri and across the Midwest, Governor Mike Parson on Thursday signed Executive Order 20-19 extending the state of emergency in Missouri through March 31, 2021.
Missouri 2021 is rolling out a new virtual program series that focuses on the programs and events happening in Missouri to commemorate the state’s 200th anniversary of statehood. Leading up to the Aug. 10, 2021, anniversary day of statehood, Missouri 2021 invites the public to take part in live programming on Zoom the first Tuesdays at 11 a.m. beginning December 2020, through July 2021. Each month will feature a different subject with guests from the more than 100 local, regional and statewide projects and events.
Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reminds everyone there may be an increase in traffic over the Thanksgiving holiday. If so, drivers should remain alert to changes along their normal route. Regardless of traffic patterns, safety should remain a priority.
Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, invites the public to visit the Missouri State Highway Patrol's YouTube channel.