Coronavirus Hotline

Department of Health and Senior Services clarifies communication issues with COVID-19 hotline

The Department of Health and Senior Services has advised medical providers in Missouri that calls to the 24/7 COVID-19 hotline, it’s noticed three points of miscommunication and hopes to calm citizens by correcting the information. A patient will not be able to get their coronavirus test results through the hotline, even if the test was […]

Social Distancing Graphic

Governor Parson directs DHSS Director to require social distancing statewide

Building on Missouri’s efforts to address COVID-19, Governor Mike Parson has directed the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director, Dr. Randall Williams to order statewide social distancing. The Order includes new measures to protect the health and safety of Missouri citizens and frontline workers. “As the COVID-19 crisis continues to develop, this is […]

Child Care

Missouri officials take regulatory action to address child care needs amid COVID-19 outbreak

The Departments of Health and Senior Services and Social Services have taken regulatory action to assist child care providers and families during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.  “We recognize that child care is an essential component of fighting COVID-19,” said Dr. Randall Williams, director of DHSS. “Health care and other emergency medical personnel must have appropriate […]

Health News

Coronavirus Information: How organizations are handling the issue statewide

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education continues to receive many questions about COVID-19 and how it impacts student attendance, school closure, assessments, and virtual education opportunities. We are aware that local education agencies must consider a number of factors when making decisions in this current situation. Administrative Memo COM-20-001, issued from the Commissioner […]

Coronavirus Concerns

Fifth person tests positive in Missouri for COVID-19

An individual in southwest Missouri’s Greene County has tested positive today for COVID-19. In a press release from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the state says the case is travel-related. Springfield – Greene County Health Department staff are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Missouri Department […]

State of Emergency

Governor Parson signs Executive Order 2002 declaring a state of emergency in Missouri

Today, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 2002 declaring a state of emergency in Missouri in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Governor Parson announced the emergency declaration in a press conference on Friday. The following individuals were also present at the press conference: Dr. Randall Williams, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) […]