City concurs with Stay-at-Home order
The city of Lake Ozark is concurring with Gov. Mike Parson’s Friday
afternoon directive that issued a “Stay at Home” order effective at 12:01 a.m.
Monday, April 6, through Friday, April 24.
Mayor Gerry Murawski urged Lake Ozark residents to follow Governor
“As we’ve stated before, our main concern is the safety of our
Lake Ozark residents,” Mayor Murawski said. “I feel strongly we as
a community will make good decisions as we move through this
Parson’s order comes after Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Thursday that all states should issue stay-at-home orders.
Governor Parson’s order says:
•Individuals currently living within the State of Missouri shall
avoid leaving their homes or places of residence.
•All individuals in the State of Missouri shall avoid social
gatherings of more than 10 people.
•All public and charter schools must remain closed.
•This order also covers the timeframe of existing municipal and
•Any entity that employs individuals to perform essential worker
functions, and that is engaged in retail sales to the public, shall
limit the number of individuals in any particular retail location as
--Twenty-five percent or less of an entity’s authorized fire or
building code occupancy, as set by local authorities, for a retail
location with square footage of less than ten thousand square feet
--Ten percent or less of the entity’s authorized fire or building
code occupancy, as set by local authorities, for a retail location
with square footage of ten thousand square feet (10,000 ft.) or more.
The order does not prohibit Missourians from accessing essential
services such as grocery stores, gas stations and banks, or engaging
in outdoor recreation, provided that necessary precautions are taken
and maintained to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, including
observing the social gathering and social distancing requirements set
forth in the order.
The order shall be observed throughout the state and enforced by all
local and state health authorities. Local public health authorities
are directed to carry out and enforce the provisions of the Order by
any legal means.
To view the full “Stay Home Missouri” Order, click here. For more information and resources regarding COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus and the DHSS website at www.health.mo.gov/coronavirus.
Latest Missouri statistics as of Friday evening, April 3:
The Governor shared the state’s latest COVID-19 stats. According to Parson’s office:
•Missouri has 2,113 positive COVID-19 cases out of 24,727 tested.
•Approximately 22 percent have required hospitalization.
•Missouri has at least one positive case in 76 of Missouri’s 114 counties.
•Over half of the total positive cases are in St. Louis region.
•As of March 3, Missouri had 19 COVID-19 related deaths.