Missouri stay-at-home order extended into May

St. Louis City and County have also announced their stay-at-home orders will be extended into mid-May.

Sam Masterson
April 16, 2020 - 3:12 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, (KMOX) - Missouri Gov. Mike Parson will extend the state's stay-at-home order to May 3, with hope to "reopen the economy and get Missourians back to work." 

    The governor announced a four-pillar approach to get ready for business in the state to begin. The four steps are: Rapidly expanding testing capacity, expanding reserves of PPP for small businesses, continue to monitor and if necessary expand hospital and health care facilities, and improve the state's ability to predict potential outbreaks through data.

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    Related: St. Louis County extends stay-at-home order until at least 'mid-May'

    Both the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County have extended their stay-at-home orders to at least "mid-May." 

    For the first time, the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force is showing data that the region's coronavirus curve is flattening, but say this is no time to ease social distancing.

    County Executive Sam Page says the stay-at-home order will be extended because they haven't reached the peak of COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and ICU admissions.

    This is a breaking news story that will be updated.

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