Pettis County Health Center attempted to clear up some confusion about Stay at Home Orders in a press release on Friday April 24. In the release Pettis County Health explains they have extended the county health Stay at Home Order to match Governor Parson's extension of the Stay Home Missouri Order until 11:59 PM CDT on Sunday May 3. These orders are still currently in effect.

Pettis County Health Center also acknowledged that the number of COVID-19 cases in Pettis County is low, however, also increasing daily, which is an important consideration when it comes to opening up the community. Because of this, Pettis County may not be able to open up as quickly as some other counties in our area.

The Health Center also says it has developed a plan to re-open the county based on White House guidance and the COVID-19 situation in the state and the county. The health center says this plan will be given to local businesses and businesses will be asked to submit a plan to the Health Center outlining how they will re-open while following the guidelines. The Health Center says this plan will be released when Governor Parson's releases his plan to re-open Missouri.

You can read the full release at the Pettis County Community Health Center's Facebook page here. You can read the April 23 update from Pettis County Health Center here.