Gov. Parson holds daily COVID-19 press briefing
JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Parson is continuing to address the daily changes happening in Missouri due to COVID-19.
On Wednesday, he said that the state of Missouri "is in a good place" right now. However, they are making sure the state has a plan in place in case of a sudden rise in COVID-19 cases. The Governor said the state is focusing on Missouri "hot spots".
Missouri National Guard General, Levon Cumpton, announced the first field hospital will be in Florissant. They have selected a hotel and plan to start the conversion on Wednesday. He said they are also scouting alternate care sites in St. Louis. General Cumpton also said the National Guard will be providing some of their own medical professionals to work at these sites.
Parson also addressed questions on a mortgage moratorium, the supplemental budget and how to handle mask wearing.
Parson said, as of right now, there are no plans for a mortgage moratorium, however, they are addressing the situation everyday.
He said he hopes the supplemental budget will get signed as soon as possible, but they haven't received it yet.
When it comes to wearing a mask, Parson said that is up to the person and employers on when and where to wear a mask, not the state.