Supporting Missouri's First Responders

Governor Parson and his administration have been working hard to protect the health and well-being of all Missourians. Here are the most critical actions he’s taken to support Missouri’s first responders and combat COVID-19.

  • Governor Parson invoked the Missouri State Emergency Operations Plan and to allow more flexibility in utilizing and deploying state resources. 

  • Missouri’s State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) is currently activated at Level 3, to coordinate state response efforts.

  • By declaring a state of emergency, Governor Parson opened access to additional resources to combat COVID-19.

  • Gov. Parson redirects $18 million in state funds for purchase of critically needed PPE for hospitals, long-term health care facilities and first responders.

  • The Missouri Department of Transportation announced an allowance for heavier-than-normal truckloads of supplies and equipment to travel on Missouri highways.

  • The Missouri Department of Transportation announced an increased weight allowance for trucks to support COVID-19 response and an IRP/IFTA emergency waiver.

  • Mirrored federal action to grant flexibility and enhance capacity for drivers of commercial motor vehicles, allowing the immediate transportation of essential supplies, equipment, and persons.

Paid for by Uniting Missouri PAC, Charlotte Boyer, Treasurer