Gov. Parson discusses education in Mo. during pandemic recovery

Gov. Parson discusses education in Mo. during pandemic recovery
Gov. Parson addressed education in Missouri while the state recovers from the pandemic. (Source: Governor Mike Parson/Facebook)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KFVS) - Governor Mike Parson held a news briefing at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 9.

Thursday Briefing Regarding COVID-19

Thursday Briefing Regarding COVID-19

Posted by Governor Mike Parson on Thursday, July 9, 2020

He said the Department of Education and Department of Health and Senior Services released a document clarifying questions and topics on school reopening guidance.

Governor Parson said he was confident that school could safely reopen in the fall using this guidance.

The governor also announced approximately $125 million in CARES Act funding for workforce development and higher education initiatives.

Commissioner Zora Mulligan with the Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development and Director Dr. Randall Williams with the Department of Health and Senior Services joined the briefing.

Missouri cases.

As of Thursday, July 9, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported 25,999 total cases of COVID-19.

There have 694 total hospitalizations and 1,051 deaths attributed to the virus.

Currently, 454,825 Missourians have been tested for COVID-19 and 48,179 have been tested for COVID-19 antibodies.

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