Missouri Governor Signs Another Order, Public Officials Indicate Missouri’s COVID-19 Curve is Flattening
Missouri Governor Mike Parson held another coronavirus briefing Monday afternoon. One of the highlights shared was a new executive order.
Details on the Executive Order which requires notaries will be placed on the state’s secretary of states website Tuesday. State Department for Public Safety Director Sandy Karsten also provided some perspective on Missouri’s coronavirus cases peak, which could arrive in the coming days.
The number has climbed to 2,722 confirmed cases out of 29,480 tests, which still maintains around a 9.2% positive rate. Dr. Stevan Whitt, an associate professor who specializes in critical care and infectious diseases for the University of Missouri indicates Missouri’s curve is flattening. He says social distancing has been effective.
The state elections were also discussed in the briefing. Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft said they are planning to run August and November elections as normal, and any kind of changes to do statewide absentee ballots or anything drastic which would move voting away from designated polling places would require legislative action.