Emails Show Governor Parson Warned of Outbreak a Week Before Testing Positive

According to emails obtained by the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Governor Parson was warned of an outbreak of COVID-19 at a state office building prior to a visit.

Parson’s COVID-19 diagnosis came roughly a week after a visit to the Truman Building in Jefferson where a small cluster existed.

The emails indicated that Truman Building workers advised Parson’s spokeswoman of the outbreak and were told that the governor was still going to stop by.

His opponent in next month’s election, State Auditor Nicole Galloway, has said she would implement mandatory face coverings in public places if elected, something that Parson has resisted.