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Parson: Hospitalizations down sharply in most areas of state

Coronavirus hospitalizations across Missouri are down significantly since peaking in early April, a key parameter in allowing the state to reopen, Gov. Mike Parson said Tuesday. The Republican governor has outlined several metrics that he considers important in his decision ...

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Missouri will reopen businesses Monday, with guidelines

Calvin Henry disinfects golf carts at Birch Creek Golf Club on Sunday in Union. Golf courses in Franklin County are among a handful of business being allowed to reopen this weekend as the county begins to relax restrictions put in place to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. AP Photo by Jeff Roberson

All Missouri businesses and social events will be allowed to reopen next week as long as residents and business owners continue to practice proper social distancing requirements, Gov. Mike Parson announced Monday. The Republican governor said the first phase of ...

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Missouri moving to quickly test workers at packing plants

Missouri health officials are hoping that a new testing strategy will help quickly identify people infected with the coronavirus at meatpacking and food plants throughout the state. Outbreaks of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, have occurred at several ...

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22 inmates test positive for coronavirus at Missouri prison

Nearly two dozen inmates at a prison in southeast Missouri have tested positive for the coronavirus, the first outbreak of the illness inside a correctional facility in the state. Missouri Department of Corrections spokeswoman Karen Pojmann said late Thursday that ...

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AP review: State supply stocks sparse and dated before virus

Terry Stratman, of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, operates a forklift in March to load shipments of personal protective equipment onto a truck in Jefferson City, Mo. Photo by Caty Luebbert of the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency via AP

Last autumn, when schools were in session, sports stadiums full and no one had even heard of the COVID-19 disease, the Missouri health department made an eerily foreshadowing request. It asked the state for $300,000 to buy supplies and services ...

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