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First lady Teresa Parson will leave isolation for coronavirus earlier than her husband, Gov. Mike Parson, according to Parson's office on Friday.

Both Parsons tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday — Teresa first, after experiencing mild symptoms that convinced her to get tested.

Parson's office said Friday her symptoms remained mild, and the governor remained asymptomatic.

"Although both the governor and first lady tested positive and could isolate together, the first lady's isolation will end earlier than the governor's due to her symptom onset occurring prior to his positive test while asymptomatic," according to Parson's office.

Teresa will remain isolated through Sept. 28, and the governor through Oct. 3.

She went home to Bolivar to isolate, while the governor is at the Governor's Mansion in Jefferson City.

Parson's office said all its staff, all Mansion staff and security have been tested, and all proper protocols from federal and state health authorities are being implemented as test results come in.

There was no total given of how many people have been tested.

Staff who were identified as close contacts of the governor and first lady are working remotely, and those who were not deemed close contacts continue to work from the office.

"Gov. Parson reminds all Missourians to social distance, wear a mask and wash your hands frequently. If you are sick or experience COVID-19 symptoms, please contact your physician and take the necessary steps to protect yourself and others," the office added.

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