JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.– Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced an extension to the state’s “stay at home” order through May 3, 2020. in his daily COVID-19 press conference.
During his daily COVID-19 press conference, Parson announced that beginning on May 4, 2020, the state will examine a two-phase plan to reopen the state. These phases will be the framework to gradually move into a recovery phase:
- Protect healthcare workers, 1st responders
- The strategic reopening of businesses using testing data, insights from employers
Parson says there are four pillars to getting the state back to normal. They include:
- Rapidly expanding testing – contagious and those with immunity
- Expand reserves of PPE – use MO businesses
- Monitor and expand hospital and healthcare system capacity
- Improve ability to prevent outbreaks, using MO data
You can watch the Governor’s press conference here, courtesy of OzarksFirst.