Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and first lady Teresa Parson won’t be hosting their Fall Festival as scheduled after all.
The Parsons announced Tuesday that out of an abundance of caution, they will not hold the annual event at the governor’s mansion Saturday. Both the governor and his wife, who were diagnosed with COVID-19 last week, have been separately isolating.
The postponement capped several days of controversy that started when Friday when Teresa Parson tweeted, “We will be proceeding with this event.”
NPR wrote about it, reporting that the Parsons’ gathering would take place less than two weeks after the initial COVID positive tests.
Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services pushed back shortly after that, calling the article “filled with misinformation.” The agency said NPR was confusing CDC guidelines covering isolation and quarantine. Those who have potentially been exposed to someone with COVID-19 are asked to quarantine 14