Missouri Governor Declares State Of Emergency
March 14, 2020 5:48AM CDT
(Jefferson City) Governor Mike Parson has declared a state of emergency in response to the coronavirus.
Governor Parson held a news conference late Friday afternoon in his State Capitol office.
Two people in Missouri have tested positive for the respiratory illness.
One is a St. Louis County woman who studied abroad in Italy.
The other case is a Springfield patient who recently traveled to Austria.
President Trump has also declared a national state of emergency due to the virus.