mo coronavirus response

Missouri hospital officials have been warning this week that their facilities are running low on space as the number of COVID-19 patients in the state hits its highest level so far.

Although Gov. Mike Parson and the state’s COVID-19 dashboard suggest that plenty of hospital space remains, newly updated federal data and the state hospital association undermine that contention.

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson returned to his normal schedule this week, emerging from isolation after testing positive for the coronavirus to tout the state’s economic recovery on Wednesday.

Parson announced he would be releasing $133 million back into the state’s budget after the funds were originally withheld due to the state’s grim economic outlook as the coronavirus left thousands jobless.


Just hours before announcing the first confirmed COVID-19 case in Boone County, Columbia Mayor Brian Treece hosted Missouri Governor Mike Parson at Columbia City Hall to discuss the local and state response to the ongoing pandemic. 

Parson and Treece, along with Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams, heads of area hospitals and emergency response personnel talked testing and economic relief, among other things.