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Emails show Parson was warned about virus outbreak before visit to state office building

Oct 23, 2020 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)

JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Mike Parson proceeded with an event at a state office building last month after staff warned his office of a cluster of COVID-19 cases among state workers in the building, according to emails obtained by the Post-Dispatch.

Parson, a Republican running for a four-year term, was diagnosed with COVID-19 a week after the visit, on Sept. 23, and began a 10-day isolation period at the Governor's Mansion.

The emails show that Lori Croy, a public relations officer at th...