Wes Rogers

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2020 file photo, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson speaks during a news conference in St. Louis. Gov. Parson, a Republican who has steadfastly refused to require residents to wear mask, and First Lady Teresa Parson tested positive for COVID-19, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Mo. governor signs COVID-19 liability bill into law

A COVID-19 liability bill was signed into law by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R) on Wednesday despite its rocky past to get through Republicans and Democrats. The new legislation will protect health care providers, schools, churches and businesses from lawsuits stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.