Missouri Gov. Parson and His Wife Test Positive for COVID-19

Sep 23, 2020

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican who has steadfastly refused to require residents to wear face coverings, has tested positive for COVID-19.

His office confirmed the positive test Wednesday. Parson was tested after his wife, Teresa, tested positive earlier Wednesday.

Teresa Parson had experienced mild symptoms, including a cough and nasal congestion.

Gov. Parson postponed several events through the remainder of the week.

He is 65 and has repeatedly urged residents to wear masks and maintain social distancing, but he has been an outspoken opponent of mask mandates, often appearing at functions without one.