Missouri Gov. Parson makes visit to KC to discuss new saliva-based coronavirus test

By Madison Parry

Thursday morning Missouri Gov. Mike Parson visited Kansas City for a press conference at Truman Medical Center, announcing the hospital will be one of the first locations to offer a new saliva-based coronavirus test, the governor to also hold a press conference in the afternoon about vaccine rollout.

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson made a stop in Kansas City, Mo. Thursday morning for a press conference about new saliva-based COVID-19 testing in the state.

The conference was held Truman Medical Center/University Health, where Parson announced the hospital will be one of the first locations in the state to administer a new saliva-based coronavirus test.

This afternoon Parson is back in Jefferson City at the capitol where he is set to make another announcement at a briefing regarding Missouri’s distribution plans for a COVID-19 vaccine.

He will be joined by the Dr. Randall Williams, director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services as well as Missouri National Guard Adjutant General Levon Cumpton.