Governor Parson tests positive for COVID-19

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FILE – In this July 7, 2020, file photo, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson speaks during a “National Dialogue on Safely Reopening America’s Schools,” event in the East Room of the White House, in Washington. Parson is clarifying comments he made Friday, July 17, that children returning to school will come down with the coronavirus but will “get over it,” remarks that drew criticism, including from the Missouri National Education Association’s leader. Parson said in a radio interview Tuesday, on KMOX in St. Louis, that he “didn’t do a good job” of making his point, but that he never meant to imply he didn’t care about children. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KOLR) – Missouri Governor Mike Parson has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a statement from the Governor’s office, he and his wife have both tested positive.

“All official and campaign events have been canceled until further notice. As a precautionary measure, the Governor’s staff has been tested and is awaiting results,” a statement says.

The release says Gov. Parson feels healthy and is displaying no symptoms, and the First Lady has mild symptoms.

“During this time, Governor Parson continues to conduct and fulfill all roles of businesses of the state of Missouri from the Governor’s Mansion without interruption,” the statement says.

Gov. Parson was tested after Teresa displayed symptoms.

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