In Gov. Parson’s daily COVID-19 briefing on April 9, he announced schools are ordered closed to the end of the academic year.
Parson’s order:
We are ordering all Missouri public and charter schools to remain closed through the remainder of the academic year with the exceptions of nutrition services and child care that are outlined in our recent health order.

This recommendation was made by working together with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and several school superintendents from across the state — from both urban and rural districts.

In the April 9 briefing, Missouri Highway Patrol Superintendent Kelly Olsen outlines traffic issues related to COVID-19 response, 40 percent fewer on highways but cases of extreme speeding.

Schools should continue remote learning for their students until the end date previously set on their academic calendars.

Parson also featured state highway enforcement efforts challenged by speeding and drivers hitting MoDOT vehicles, even though there are are 40 percent fewer drivers on the road. Parson and DHSS Director Randall Williams answered more questions about testing data.