JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.– Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced an extension to the “stay at home” order in his daily COVID-19 press conference.
Parson announced that on May 4, 2020, the state will start the two-phase plan to reopen. 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. Here is a list of the pillars:
- 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 Gov. Parson’s full live stream below:
Missouri currently has 5,111 positive cases of COVID-19 and 152 deaths.