Missouri Governor Mike Parson discussed how a potential statewide re-opening could look like if the statewide stay-at-home order will be allowed to expire the end of the day May 3rd. Parson believes a majority of the businesses that are currently closed will be allowed to re-open.

Large gatherings such as sporting events and concerts were one of the first to be shut down when the COVID-19 pandemic began. Parson shed some light when Missouri could see that return.

Some mobile testing sites, such as one at the University of Missouri is planning to close down. Parson explains what’s happening despite the state aspiring to expand testing.

Public Safety director Sandy Karsten also provided an update on the recalled KN95 masks saying the state has received full refunds from two of the three vendors as they did not meet state standards, and they are exploring their options on what to do with the third vendor after they denied the state a refund.

Missouri has 5,283 cases of coronavirus out of 53,525 tests, and has reported 165 deaths.