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Gov. Parson signs executive order extending Missouri National Guard COVID-19 aid

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson speaks during a news conference Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in St. Louis. Officials announced St. Louis has been added to the list of cities that will receive assistance from Operation Legend, a federal anti-crime program launched to help city police in their effort to reduce violent crime. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.- Governor Mike Parson signed an executive order extending the mobilization of the Missouri National Guard through December 30, 2020.

Executive order 20-16 allows the National Guard to continue assisting in the state’s COVID-19 response efforts, a press release states.

“The National Guard has played a major role in supporting state and community response efforts, including COVID-19 testing support, supply and equipment transportation, and meal distribution, just to name a few,” Governor Parson said. “This Executive Order will allow the Guard to continue assisting the people of Missouri as we move forward.”

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