Missouri will be under a statewide Stay at Home order beginning at 12:01am Monday. Governor Mike Parson made the announcement Friday afternoon.

The order runs until 11:59pm April 24th. Many Missourians have called for the Governor to issue a statewide Stay at Home order sooner. Parson defended his reasoning why he’s now executing it.

Parson indicated this will be the most restrictions issued on Missourians by the state government, but he did have a message for the local leaders.

This order supersedes any county orders that have been previously issued. The order does not prohibit Missourians from accessing essential services, such as grocery stores, gas stations, and banks, or engaging in outdoor recreation, provided that necessary precautions are taken and maintained to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, including the social distance and gathering orders.

Also worth note Friday, the Central for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending Americans to voluntarily wear cloth face coverings in public areas where social distancing is difficult to maintain. The CDC says the coverings will not necessarily protect you from contacting the virus, but could help others from contracting it if you have the virus, but are asymptomatic.

Missouri has 2,113 positive COVID-19 cases out of 24,727 tested as of Friday afternoon.

View Missouri’s Stay at Home Order Here