The governor’s office said Parson was running for full-time post following Eric Greetens’ inauguration. Resigned in 2018 amid scandals – Postponing all government and campaign activities indefinitely. It features a discussion of his Democratic challenger Nicole Galloway on Friday.
With dozens of other states at the time of the pandemic, Parson rejected calls for a statewide mask order, and the governor’s campaign focused on his administration’s response to the public health crisis..
Parsons were tested on Wednesday after the first lady started exhibiting minor symptoms. The pair were re-demonstrated using more precise polymerase chain reaction or PCR tests, which later confirmed Theresa Parson’s results. The governor’s PCR exam is still pending.
Randall Williams, Missouri’s top health official, told a news conference that contact tracing efforts were underway, but that the number of possible contacts with the governor was “not as large as you might think” despite recent public events.
In a video Posted on social media, Teresa Parson said she was “good” but decided to get tested after developing “cold-like symptoms”.
“My test came back positive, but I want to assure you that it will take the next few days to take care of you, I will see you again soon,” said the first lady.
Mike Parson is the second sitting governor to be infected with the virus, unless the test turns out to be false positive.
In July, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt suffered with Kovid-19; He came back to work. Ohio Governor Mike Devine tests positive ahead of scheduled meeting with President Donald Trump It has been proven to be false positive.