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03/23/20 - Missouri Mondays - Tell Gov Parson to Act Now to Protect Missourians!

03/23/20 - Missouri Mondays - Tell Gov Parson to Act Now to Protect Missourians!

We were saddened to learn that one of our House Democrats has been hospitalized with COVID-19. Thankfully, Representative Joe Runions is believed to be recovering. He has asked that his picture be shared in order to demonstrate the seriousness of this pandemic. He also spoke to Governor Parson asking that he “do all in his power” to get desperately needed supplies to Missouri’s hospitals. He told the governor, “My doctors are deeply concerned that they could run out of vital supplies, especially the equipment they need to keep themselves safe while caring for patients. They also say expanded testing is needed to more quickly identify and treat those who have contracted COVID-19.”

While Governor Parson issued a social distancing order requiring that people avoid meetings of more than 10 people, much more needs to be done to protect our citizens in this quickly growing crisis. The Missouri Center for Public Health Excellence, a group of public health departments that represents half of Missouri’s population, wrote to Governor Parson requesting an order that people only leave their homes for essential purposes, such as obtaining food or medical assistance. Parson must follow the lead of St. Louis, Kansas City, and surrounding counties in order to stop the spread of this virus.

Call or email Governor Parson NOW and DEMAND that he issue a stay-at-home order and arrange for medical supplies and COVID-19 tests be made available immediately.

For answers to questions and guidance about coronavirus COVID-19, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is operating a hotline for residents and health care providers. The statewide hotline number is 877-435-8411. The hotline is being operated by medical professionals and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also find additional information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website at

We are grateful for YOU and all you do and we are confident that we will make it through this challenge by continuing to hold our elected officials accountable, by following expert health and safety recommendations, and last but most importantly by looking out for each other.

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