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The Missouri Highway Patrol is suspending driver road testing for licenses at all locations based on the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that are designed to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

In a press release, patrol officials said that all road tests through March 31 are canceled. Written testing services will continue, but the patrol will, "restrict the number of applicants allowed in each facility at one time to ensure recommended social distancing measures are followed. The location of services is subject to change due to building closures in some jurisdictions."

For information on current test sites related to driver examination, visit

For information regarding commercial driver's license examination, visit

The Patrol requests that members of the public refrain from taking a written examination if:

You, a member of your household, a family member, or other personal acquaintance, have been diagnosed with COVID-19;

You have had contact with any person diagnosed with, or suspected of having, COVID-19;

A medical professional, hospital staff member, or other health agency representative has asked you to self-quarantine; or

You have an undiagnosed fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptom associated with COVID-19 or another upper respiratory infection.

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