Governor extends Phase One recovery plan through June 15, 2020
May 28, 2020 - Governor Mike Parson announced today he is extending Phase One of his COVID-19 Show Me Recovery Plan through June 15, 2020. Phase One was previously scheduled to expire May 31, 2020.
The Governor made the announcement during today's COVID-19 briefing, which may be viewed in its entirety here: https://www.facebook.com/259928764748245/videos/274689203657402
Governor Parson said this means the state will continue to encourage social distancing and he asked Missourians to use common sense and to make responsible decisions to help protect themselves and others. Phase One was extended through an order of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Extending the order means the limits on the number of individuals in retail establishments at any particular time will remain, based on the authorized fire or building code capacity of the building: 25% or less if the location has less than 10,000 square feet, and 10% or less if the location is greater than 10,000 square feet.
He said his decision was due to the fact the state was doing well under Phase One and he felt the state needed a little more time before moving to the second phase of his recovery plan. He said June 15 was selected because it is the date the State of Emergency expires in Missouri.
When questioned, Governor Parson said the recent videos from Memorial Day weekend celebrations at the Lake of the Ozarks did not play into his decision, but rather the success of the plan so far.