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Missouri Nurses Are Still Calling On Gov. Parson To Issue A Statewide Mask Mandate

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In lieu of an official statewide mask mandate, Heidi Lucas encourages people to take it upon themselves to stay home, wear a mask and get a flu shot.

The state director of the Missouri Nurses Association says the state is averaging more than 1,400 new known coronavirus cases a day and that access to protective equipment is still a problem.

Meanwhile, events like Bikefest in Lake of the Ozarks over the weekend are drawing thousands of people together, against the recommendations of health officials.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Mackenzie Martin is an associate producer at KCUR. Reach out to her at mackenzie@kcur.org or on Twitter @_macmartin.