On April 27th Governor Parsons announced the first state-wide step for coming out of the current Stay At Home order.
This first step, effective May 4th, allows for ALL businesses to re-open with several specific requirements. Some of these requirements are:
- Occupancy rates for retail spaces that are less than 10,000 square feet will be limited to 25% of the regular occupancy
- Occupancy rates for retail spaces that are larger than 10,000 square feet will be limited to 10% of regular occupancy
- All individuals shall continue to practice social distancing (continue to stay 6' away from other individuals), unless your job does not allow for social distancing (IE hair dresser). If social distancing is not achievable, then proper PPE must be used.
I have attached the documents released by Governor Parson's office to better explain the rules of Phase 1. These rules will be effect at the state level May 4 - May 31.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT LOCAL ORDINANCES CAN BE MORE RESTRICTIVE THAN STATE ORDINANCES. For example, the original Stay at Home order than Branson issued is effective until May 15th. Branson has not changed this date as of this morning, so they are still under the Stay at Home order until May 15th, then will either switch to what the Governor has ordered, or issue a separate ordinance for Branson.