Gov Parson Extends Stay at Home Order (COVID-19)

Quarantine tape

Quarantine tape

The Extension

Governor Mike Parson has extended the statewide “Stay Home Missouri” Order through May 3, 2020. To read more about the statewide “Stay Home Missouri” Order read here. Governor Mike Parson said, “Today, I am extending the ‘Stay Home Missouri’ Order through Sunday, May 3, so we can prepare to reopen the economy and get Missourians back to work.” [1]

The Governor’s Office will continue to monitor the situation and work with Missouri’s hospitals, health care providers, public health experts, business leaders, and state departments to develop a plan from now until May 4.

The Plan to Get Back on Track

Governor Parson has created a data-driven plan with two initial phases intended to protect those most at risk of exposure to COVID-19 while returning Missouri to a new normal. This plan is called “Show Me Strong Recovery,” and it will rest on four pillars.

These pillars are:

1. Rapidly expand testing capacity and volume in the state, including testing for those who are currently contagious and those who have developed immunity to the virus

2. Expand reserves of PPE by opening public and private supply chains and continuing to utilize Missouri businesses in that effort

3. Continue to monitor and, if necessary, expand hospital and health care system capacity, including isolation and alternate care facilities for those that cannot self-quarantine at home

4. Improve the ability to predict potential outbreaks using Missouri’s public health data.

This approach allows state leaders to evaluate the situation based on facts and locations.

They will get local data from:

  • Hospitalization of known and presumed COVID-19 cases
  • Relative population density and mobility
  • Lab testing results
  • Health care facility capacity to treat COVID-19, including available hospital beds and ventilators

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