The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) will have a new acting director this afternoon.
Governor Mike Parson has called a noon press conference at the Statehouse to make the announcement, where he’ll be joined by the new acting DHSS director.
State Sen. Mike Moon (R-Ash Grove) led the successful January filibuster against Donald Kauerauf’s nomination as state health director. Senator Mike Moon said Kauerauf told him things privately about contact tracing that he contradicted during public testimony.
Kauerauf resigned on February 1. Governor Parson blasted what happened to Kauerauf, describing it as disgraceful.