Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed the states supplemental budget into law this afternoon. The package will give the state about six billion dollars in federal aid to help combat the Coronavirus pandemic in Missouri. Parson has assigned a task force to help appropriate how to best utilize Missouri’s federal funds.

Missouri Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick shares how he plans to manage the new supplemental budget.

Parson is confident most of the local health departments will get some money out of the supplemental budget.

Governor Parson also took questions after announcing a statewide order Thursday for all public and charter schools to remain closed for the rest of the academic year. Parson said the state is working closely with superintendents and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to determine how summer school will be held.

Missouri has nearly 3,800 confirmed cases of coronavirus out of 42,947 tests and has reported 96 deaths.