Missouri’s governor announced today that he thinks the state is better prepared to handle the COVID-19 virus and will be fully open for business June 16. The phase 2 step should still include social distancing and other precautions, he says, especially for people with health conditions that make them vulnerable.
That includes nursing homes, said Parson, so his office will publish a plan for long-term care facilities “in the next few days.”
In the briefing, state Economic Development Director Rob Dixon said “signs are pointing toward recovery” in the state’s business activities.
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