Parsons given 'all clear' to return work after COVID-19 diagnosis

Posted at 2:45 PM, Oct 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-04 15:45:26-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson will return to work this week following their respective COVID-19 diagnoses.

Mike Parson posted on Twitter Sunday afternoon that they both were "given the all clear" and that he will continue to remind Missourians to wear masks, wash their hands and practice social distancing.

The Parsons both tested positive for the coronavirus on Sept. 23. The 65-year-old governor displayed no symptoms, while Teresa Parson reported minor symptoms.

Campaign events were suspended while they recovered. The family's fall festival, which originally was slated for what was expected to be the governor's last day of isolation, also was postponed to Oct. 31 while the Parsons recovered.

During a press briefing on Wednesday, Gov. Parson said Teresa and he would get back to everyday life this week.