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COVID-19 - Governor Parson's Executive Orders and Press Releases

Governor Parson's Press Releases 

Governor Parson Executive Orders

05/04/2020 - Executive Order 10 -- State of Emergency Extensions

04/24/2020 - Executive Order 9 -- State of Emergency Extension

04/06/2020 -  Executive Order 8 --- Notary Public Regarding COVID-19

04/03/2020Executive Order 7 --- Waives the requirements that sheriffs enforce the penalty on late renewals of Conceal Carry Licenses

04/03/2020 -  Executive Order 6 --- Begin Mobilizing Missouri National Guard to Assist with COVID-19 Response

03/23/2020  – Executive Order 5 — State of Emergency - Restaurant Food Sales

03/18/2020  – Executive Order 4 — Easing Regulatory Burdens During State of Emergency

03/18/2020  – Executive Order 3 — Postponement of April Elections

03/13/2020  – Executive Order 2 — State of Emergency Regarding COVID-19

Missouri Municipal Elections Postponed Until June 2, 2020

Press Release Regarding Election Postponement, Missouri Governor's Office

Important Deadlines:

  • The closing date to register to vote in this election remains March 11.
  • The deadline for filing as a write-in candidate for office remains March 27 at 5 p.m.
  • The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot (Section 115.279, RSMo) shall be May 20.
  • A public test of voting equipment shall be completed no later than June 1.
  • In-person absentee ballots may be cast until 5 p.m. on June 1.
  • The deadline by which absentee ballots must be received by the election authority (Section 115.293.1, RSMo) shall be 7 p.m. on June 2.
  • Military and overseas voters must request a ballot from an election authority by 5 p.m. on May 29, and the deadline for local election authorities to make ballots available to such voters is April 18. Military and overseas ballots must be received by the election authority by June 5.
  • Local election authorities are also directed to post information on their website, use social media if available, issue press release, conduct public appearances, and directly contact stakeholders such as candidates.

Show Me Recovery:

Today Governor Parson Announced the first phase of “Show Me Strong Recovery” plan to begin May 4. Resting on four essential pillars, the “Show Me Strong Recovery” plan is intended to protect those most at risk of exposure to COVID-19 while returning Missouri to a new normal:

  1. Expand testing capacity and volume in the state;
  2. Expand reserves of PPE by opening public and private supply chains;
  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 ability to predict potential outbreaks using Missouri's public health data.

As part of pillar number 2 in the Show me Strong plan, the Missouri Department of Economic Development has created an online marketplace to connect buyers and vendors of PPEs:
Get Involved: Sell or Manufacture Medical Products to Missouri
Missouri COVID-19 Supply Solution
The  “Show Me Strong Recovery” plan was developed in conjunction with the steps outlined under PresidentTrump’s Guidelines Opening Up America Again

Under the plan, all Missouri businesses will be allowed to reopen as long as they can comply with the six-foot social distance rule. Total limits on the number of those gathered will expire May 4. Cities will still have authority to impose stricter regulations. Lauber Municipal Law has prepared a circular detailing the policy implications for relaxing local social distancing in accordance with Governor Parson’s plan.  That circular is linked here courtesy of Lauber Municipal Law.

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