UPDATE: Missouri First Lady Teresa Parson tests positive for COVID-19

1 month 2 days 5 hours ago Wednesday, September 23 2020 Sep 23, 2020 Wednesday, September 23, 2020 12:44:00 PM CDT September 23, 2020 in News
By: Natalie Wiens, KOMU 8 Digital Reporter

JEFFERSON CITY - UPDATE 4:55 p.m.: First Lady Teresa Parson tweeted a statement Wednesday afternoon. She reported cold-like symptoms Wednesday morning and decided she should be tested because of being in the public so often.

Missouri First Lady Teresa Parson has tested positive for COVID-19, according to Kelli Jones, Gov. Parson's Communications Director.

According to Jones, Teresa Parson took a rapid test that came back positive, and is showing mild symptoms of COVID-19. They're awaiting the results of another, more comprehensive test and will release more information this afternoon.

As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, Gov. Parson canceled a ceremonial signing of HB 46 in St. Louis on Wednesday afternoon and an event at the Missouri Capitol on Friday where he and the First Lady were scheduled to get their flu vaccinations.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available. 

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