JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (WGEM) – Gov. Mike Parson announced Wednesday afternoon that he and the First Lady Teresa Parson have tested positive for COVID-19.
The governor said out of an abundance of caution, the first lady was tested this morning after displaying minor symptoms. The governor said he was then tested as well and received a positive result as well.
The governor stated all official and campaign events have been canceled until further notice.
As a precautionary measure, the governor's staff have been tested and are awaiting results.
At this time, the governor said he feels healthy and is displaying no symptoms, and the first lady has mild symptoms.
The governor said proper safety protocols have been implemented at the direction of Dr. Randall Williams, Director of the Department of Health and Senior Services.
During this time, Gov. Parson's office states the governor will continue to conduct and fulfill all roles of businesses of the state of Missouri from the Governor's Mansion without interruption.