Missouri’s stay-at-home order will be extended through May 3, according to an announcement Thursday from the governor’s office.
“Missouri is incredibly diverse, and our reopening efforts will be careful, deliberate, and done in phases,” Gov. Mike Parson said in a statement.
Parson said he is cautiously optimistic that “Missouri is beginning to slow the course of the infection.”
He said the state's ability to reopen the economy after May 3 depends on how quickly they can expand testing and the supply of personal protective equipment for health care workers.