Missouri Governor Mike Parson (R) on Wednesday (March 30) announced an “end to the COVID-19 crisis” in his state.
Parson said that starting on Friday (April 1), Missouri would begin to treat COVID-19 as endemic.
“The COVID-19 crisis is over in the state of Missouri, and we are moving on,” Parson said in a statement announcing the change.
“Over the past two years, we have learned a lot that will help us respond to future outbreaks and challenges that may come our way,“ the governor said. “We don’t know if this virus will ever completely go away, but we do know that there is no longer a need to live in crisis mode and that we can shift our response to meet the current needs of Missourians.”