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ICYMI: Parson extends Emergency Declaration, State still opening on May 4

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FILE – In this May 29, 2019 file photo, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson addresses the media during a news conference in his Capitol office in Jefferson City, Mo. Missouri’s Republican governor, Parson, is expected to announce that he’s running for a full term in office. Parson has a campaign announcement planned for Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, near his cattle ranch in Bolivar. (Julie Smith/The Jefferson City News-Tribune via AP File)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is extending his previously-issued state of emergency through June 15. Parson made the announcement on Friday, April 24.

Gov. Parson said extending this Emergency Declaration will not affect the state’s plan to reopen on May 4, but says it will make the reopening process easier. Parson says the state government will continue using resources and deploying them around the state while the reopening process takes place.

Parson said details on how he will phase the state back into business will be made available next week.

Parson said guidelines and reopening plans for the following industries will be discussed during briefings next week:

  • Small and large businesses
  • Manufacturing
  • Restaurants
  • Gyms
  • Barbershops
  • Beauty shops
  • Churches
  • DESE on graduations
  • Events
  • Summer sports

You can watch Gov. Parson’s full live stream below:

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