Governor Extends State of Emergency for State

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in Missouri and across the Midwest, Governor Mike Parson yesterday signed Executive Order 20-19 extending the state of emergency in Missouri through March 31st. The extension allows continued flexibility in deploying critical resources around the state as well as the continued utilization of the Missouri National Guard and easing of regulatory burdens to further assist Missouri’s COVID-19 response efforts.

The Governor also issued a statewide public health warning. With the onset of flu season and the winter months, respiratory illnesses will begin to spread more rapidly, and COVID-19 is following the same pattern.