To reduce the spread of the coronavirus in St. Louis Saturday, March 21 Governer Mike Parson issued a stay at home order during a press conference briefing.
The restrictions will begin Monday at 6:00pm and will require citizens to stay at home when possible. Residents can still go to grocery shop, release stress and exercise in parks.
The announcement is after the reaction to a woman in St. Louis County who is now deceased after being diagnosed with the coronavirus.
According to officials with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said COVID-19 cases have reached 73 in the state, up by 26 cases since Friday morning.
More information to be released at 3 p.m. during the press conference
UPDATE as of 3:00PM
Social Distancing Order Requires The Following:
- Every person is in the State of St. Louis Missouri shall not meet or gather with 10 people or more in the state of St. Louis County.
- No person should visit senior living homes
- ALL bars and restaurants are closed. It has been mandated to utilize drive-through options at this time.
Department of Health and Senior Services has taken the following steps to help with childcare and more during the COVID-19 CRISIS:
- Extending childcare Benefits: Licensed childcare providers are able to exceed the 10 person capacity. The state has also granted short term licenses of 60 days.
- PSNAP- Households of three who already are on the SNAP program will be administered an additional amount of funds for March, April & May.
- FREE and reduced lunch programs for families. Additional snap program benefits.
- Income tax deadlines have an automatic extension from April 15, 2020- July 15, 2020
- Registration and license plate deadlines have been granted and automatically extended deadline for 60 days effective immediately.
Please call 800-392-3738 for any issues or concerns regarding social distancing