State and Regional News

State continues efforts to streamline government processes amid COVID-19 crisis

Governor Mike Parson and his administration continue to take steps to streamline government processes and provide relief to those impacted by COVID-19.
“In order to meet the increasing healthcare needs of Missouri citizens as a result of COVID-19, we are working hard to quickly remove some statutory barriers, allowing more trained healthcare professionals to work in ways that are both safe and productive,” Governor Parson said.

MSHP suspends all written and driver road testing statewide

Colonel Eric T. Olson, Superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol announces that the Patrol is immediately suspending all written and skills-based driver road testing at all locations through April 6, 2020. This includes operator, commercial driver license and motorcycle testing.

FEMA offer coronavirus rumor control

The purpose of this FEMA page ( is to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Rumors can easily circulate within communities during a crisis, stay informed with our updated myth vs. facts related to the federal (COVID-19) response.

FDA alerts consumers about unauthorized fraudulent COVID-19 test kits

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is actively and aggressively monitoring the market for any firms marketing products with fraudulent coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnostic, prevention and treatment claims as part of our ongoing efforts to protect public health during this pandemic. As a result of these activities, the agency is beginning to see unauthorized fraudulent test kits that are being marketed to test for COVID-19 in the home.