COLUMBIA – Governor Mike Parson signed an executive order 20-04 which gives departments authority to waive or suspend any state statutes or regulations in response to public health and safety.
Gov. Parson said this order should help with multiple things including childcare. He also emphasized that the COVID-19 is state wide and things can change daily. He said more personal protective equipment will be distributed across the state starting on Thursday.
One individual has been admitted into Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, MO.
Gov. Parson also said the government will enacted the disaster launch for small businesses in the near future. He also said local elections will be moved to June.
Rob Dixon, Director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development, said they are working with the state to help small businesses and give out loans. He also thanked people in the state, emergency management, health agencies and pivot sector for working with the government.
“We are aware thousands of Missourians are going to loss their jobs its our job to help with that,” said Gov. Parson. “That’s why its important to help keep as many small businesses open as possible.”
He said more will be discussed in Wednesday night’s cabinet meeting.