UPDATE: Friday's Gubernatorial Forum postponed after Governor and wife test positive
COLUMBIA - UPDATE: 4 p.m.: Governor Parson has also tested positive for COVID-19, according to governor's Facebook page.
The 2020 Missouri Gubernatorial Forum scheduled for Friday, Sept. 25 has been postponed.
Due to quarantine recommendations, Gov. Parson will not be able to attend the forum, according to his campaign staff.
First Lady Teresa Parson tested positive for COVID-19, which became public Wednesday.
Gov. Parson cancelled an appearance in St. Louis on Wednesday and an event at the Missouri Capitol Friday, where he and the First Lady were scheduled to get their flu vaccinations.
The 2020 Gubernatorial Forum was scheduled to appear on KOMU 8 on Friday, but will be rescheduled for a later date.
The 2020 Gubernatorial Forum will include current Gov. Mike Parson (R), State Auditor Nicole Galloway (D), Rik Combs (L) and Jerome H. Bauer (G).
Galloway released a statement following the announcement of Gov. Parson and Teresa's positive COVID-19 tests:
"I wish Governor Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson a safe and full recovery. This is a stark reminder that this virus can reach anyone, anywhere and that this pandemic is far from over. We must all continue to do our part in preventing the spread of the virus by practicing social distancing, washing hands and wearing a mask."