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Parson implements state-wide ‘Stay at Home’ order

Posted on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 5:36 pm

Governor Michael Parson has asked all Missourians to stay home.

April 3, 5 p.m. he issued a “Stay at Home Missouri” order to “control, contain and combat COVID-19.

Building on Missouri’s efforts to control, contain, and combat COVID-19, Governor Mike Parson today issued a statewide “Stay Home Missouri” Order effective beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, April 6,  until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 24.

During his virtual news conference, Parson shared these guidelines:

    • Individuals currently residing within the state of Missouri shall avoid leaving their homes or places of residence.
    • All individuals in the state of Missouri shall avoid social gatherings of more than ten (10) people.
    • All public and charter schools must remain closed for the duration of the Order.
    • Any entity that does not employ individuals to perform essential worker functions, as set forth in guidance provided by the federal government, shall adhere to the limitations on social gatherings and social distancing.
    • Any entity that employs individuals to perform essential worker functions, and that is engaged in retail sales to the public, shall limit the number of individuals in any particular retail location as follows:
      • Twenty-five (25) percent or less of the entity’s authorized fire or building code occupancy, as set by local authorities, for a retail location with square footage of less than ten thousand square feet (10,000 ft²);
      • Ten (10) percent or less of the entity’s authorized fire or building code occupancy, as set by local authorities, for a retail location with square footage of ten thousand square feet (10,000 ft²) or more.

The Order does not prohibit Missourians from accessing essential services, such as grocery stores, gas stations, and banks, or engaging in outdoor recreation, provided that necessary precautions are taken and maintained to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, including observing the social gathering and social distancing requirements set forth in the Order.

For more, see the April 8 edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.