Audio: Missouri Education and Health Departments say now is not the time to ease up on COVID-19 restrictions

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Some Missouri communities and local school boards have lifted coronavirus restrictions. During a state Board of Education meeting Tuesday, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education spokeswoman Mallory McGowin says now is not the time to ease up.



The state strongly encourages the use of face masks but McGowin says there are no financial penalties against schools that do not require masks.