Donald Kauerauf needed to be confirmed by the Senate by Friday to remain the health director. But the Senate will not come back until next week due to a snowstorm.
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More than 100 people descended on the Capitol ahead of the confirmation hearing, holding a rally in the rotunda to decry COVID-19 vaccines, mask mandates, and Donald Kauerauf as Missouri's health director.
"You and I do not believe that business owners' desire is to be co-opted into an enforcement agency."
The lawsuits list parents as well as Attorney General Eric Schmitt as plaintiffs.
A look at Gov. Mike Parson's special guests for the State of the State.
The Attorney General's Office said it will file lawsuits against the school districts this week.
The case challenging the federal government's COVID-19 vaccine requirement for health care workers is before the U.S. Supreme Court.
"There is a reason the Missouri General Assembly has not imposed such a one-size-fits-all mandate."
Gov. Mike Parson first issued a state of emergency on March 13, 2020, after COVID-19 reached Missouri.
An attorney said the "interests of rural health centers throughout Missouri are not adequately represented by any of the current parties to the lawsuit."