Mike Parson
Mike Parson

Gov. Parson extends first re-opening phase through June 15

Missouri’s first phase of re-opening during the coronavirus pandemic will remain in place for another two weeks.

Governor Parson announced Thursday the first re-opening phase will be extended through Monday, June 15. It was originally set to expire this Sunday.

Social gatherings are still allowed, but social distancing must be followed. All businesses can be open, with restrictions.

Parson said he has seen progress through the re-opening process, but officials want to be fully-prepared to implement phase two before ending phase one. He said some communities in the state are not as far along in their recovery as others.

“Extending the order will give these communities more time to prepare and align with us at the state level as we continue working toward phase two.”

(This story was last updated at 5:51 a.m. Friday.)

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