An external review of COVID-19 operations at Missouri’s Veterans Homes will take place soon. Governor Mike Parson ordered the reviews late last week.

During a briefing with the governor on Thursday, data was presented that raised concerns about how well the veterans homes are “uniformly and systematically operating to prevent and, if necessary, contain COVID-19 outbreaks among their staff and residents,” according to the governor’s office.

The governor and his wife were planning to host a fall festival this weekend at the governor’s mansion.  It would have been at the tail end of isolation for Governor Mike Parson, who tested positive for COVID-19 last week.  But Tuesday, Parson and his wife, Teresa, who also tested positive last week, announced they’re postponing the third annual Parson Family Fall Festival.

According to the governor’s office, Teresa Parson is no longer experiencing symptoms but has decided to remain at the Parson’s home in Bolivar “out of an abundance of caution.”

Startups Work To Pivot In The Midst Of A Pandemic

Sep 24, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the St. Louis area, Ken Zheng’s plans to raise money for his 1-year-old startup Takoda fell apart. Customers and investors felt the timing was too risky.

So the CEO pivoted toward telehealth — adding a video conferencing tool to his technology, which helps therapists monitor patients with substance use and psychiatric disorders.

“By the time we had finished it and brought it to market our customers actually told us, ‘It’s great that you did this, but where were you guys three months ago?’” Zheng said.

United Way of Southeast Missouri

COVID has forced many organizations to adapt, and that includes charitable organizations. KRCU’s Clayton Hester spoke to Elizabeth Shelton, Executive director, of the United Way of Southeast Missouri.

This week was the virtual kickoff for their organization, for the sake of raising funds and assisting their partner organizations. Shelton adds that those who want to support United Way can do so via their golf tournament on Oct 2. You can learn more about that


Updated at 6:07 p.m. Sept. 23

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced Wednesday afternoon that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

His wife, Teresa, also tested positive after displaying mild symptoms, described as “the sniffles,” earlier in the day. She decided to take a rapid test, and the results came back positive, Parson’s staff said.

The governor said he does not have any symptoms at this time and feels fine. He is in isolation and is postponing all future events, including a gubernatorial debate that was scheduled for Friday.