Missouri will begin loosening restrictions on businesses and some public gatherings beginning on May 4, Gov. Mike Parson said at a news conference Friday.
“Since Missouri's first case nearly 50 days ago, we have accomplished a tremendous amount of work together,” the governor said.
He said the “reopening” will include restaurants, salons, gyms and houses of worship. Details outlining social distancing measures will be released next week, the governor said.
Parson said he is extending the state’s coronavirus emergency declaration through June 15.
“Extending the emergency declaration simply allows us to continue using our resources and deploying them across the state,” he said.