OFFICIAL STATEMENT REGARDING COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
March 25, 2020
The Missouri Boys State Board of Directors continues to monitor updates from the CDC, State, County and Local Governments, as well as the University of Central Missouri, regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic and how it may affect the 81st session of Missouri Boys State scheduled for June. As we process all available information from these sources, we continue to make the health and well-being of our participants, staff and University employees our top priority. At present, our plan is to continue to prepare for the Missouri Boys State program to take place during the week of June 13-20, 2020. At the same time, we’re working on contingency plans and adjustments should this situation change. We ask for your patience and compliance with all safety measures currently mandated by governmental authorities to stop the spread of the virus. It is our hope that we may continue with all scheduled activities planned for this Summer. As this situation changes, we’ll continue to assess the risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on our scheduled program.
Missouri Boys State staff has scheduled statewide orientation meetings for all participants in mid-May thru the first week of June at various locations around the state of Missouri. As of this writing, we plan to continue with those meetings as scheduled. These meetings are mandatory for each participant and essential to making the Boys State experience more enjoyable. The details related to these meetings will be sent to all participants via mail and/or email. Obviously, plans for these meetings could change as the situation dictates. We ask that you check this website for the latest information on our schedule and other important information related to the 2020 Missouri Boys State program.
Director, The American Legion Boys State of Missouri, Inc.