Two weeks ago, Missouri Gov.
Jay Nixon ordered the state to make a nationwide travel advisory that could impact more than 1.8 million Missourians.
Now, the state is issuing a new travel advisory, urging parents to be on the lookout for students at their school and to be prepared to take extra steps.
The advisory says that Missouri students are at higher risk of developing asthma if they travel to states where there is a higher risk for coronavirus infections.
It also warns parents to keep students and teachers away from schools where people with the respiratory illness are likely to congregate.
“If you know you have a child who has respiratory illness, please contact your child’s health care provider immediately,” the advisory says.
It’s a similar warning for students in high-risk states like Illinois, which has seen nearly 70 confirmed cases and has recorded nearly 1,000 new coronaviruses.
The Missouri Department of Health and Human Services says students should be especially cautious around restaurants, bars and other places where people might congregate, and especially if they are coming from outside the state.
Parents should also check their children’s vaccination status, the advisory warns.
“Do not travel to Missouri unless your child has been immunized against COVID-19,” it says.