Gov. Mike Parson picked a veteran of Illinois’ emergency management and public health agencies to lead the department that plays a big role in Missouri’s COVID-19 response.
And in his introductory remarks Wednesday to reporters in Jefferson City, Don Kauerauf said there’s a clear solution to Missouri’s rise in COVID-19 cases.
“This all comes back to people need to get vaccinated. It’s a clear answer,” Kauerauf said. “People need to get vaccinated. If you don’t understand the vaccine or need additional information, seek your medical provider. Seek your health authority.”