Missouri Governor Mike Parson is back on the campaign trail after both me and his wife tested positive for the coronavirus last month. K R P S’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.
Since the pandemic reached Missouri in February, Governor Parson has resisted issuing a statewide stay at home order or a statewide mask ordnance. This summer, Parson said in a radio interview with the Marc Cox show in Columbia that he wasn’t concerned about students getting the virus because quote, “they are going to go home and get over it.” Through the Governor’s Facebook account, Parson has continued to recommend that Missouri residents’ social distance, wear masks, and wash hands regularly. While previous to being diagnosed with COVID-19, Parson and wife Teresa were photographed on the campaign trail regularly, not social distancing, wearing masks, and shaking hands with likely voters. On Sunday, Parson and his wife were seen in a Facebook video at their farm in Boliver, saying he had been given a clean bill of health to return to work and his reelection campaign. For K R P S. I’m Fred Fletcher-Fierro in Webb City