Local officials are able to establish their own regulations and ordinances.
Gov. Mike Parson said Thursday (6/11) he was lifting restrictions designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but Missouri will remain under a state of emergency.
The state’s restrictions, which are set to expire Monday (6/15), limited the number of people who could be inside of businesses. The rules also waived some regulations affecting teachers and other professions.
Parson said local officials will be able to establish their own regulations and ordinances as long as they are consistent with the statewide order.
St. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam Page says that all St. Louis County businesses will be allowed to operate at 25 percent capacity on Monday (6/15). Two weeks from that date, on June 29, businesses will be allowed to operate at 50 percent of capacity. This applies to all business types.
On June 29 outside gatherings will also have no limits on sizes. Crowd sizes will be dictated by the capacity listed in the fire code of each facility. But businesses will have the choice to limit capacity if they choose to do so.
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Order No. 10 is to ensure that the maximum number of people and businesses take prudent precautions to reduce the exposure to, and slow the spread of, COVID-19. All provisions of this Order shall be interpreted to effectuate this intent.