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Jefferson County issues stay-at-home order due to coronavirus concerns

Jefferson County has 19 cases as of Saturday, according to the county's health department

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. — The Jefferson County executive and health department director issued a revised stay-at-home order Monday.

The order redefines and clarifies exemptions listed under sections "a" and "x" in the order.

"Changes were made due to the numerous questions and response to community concerns regarding our intent to have people stay at home, not congregate in groups larger than ten (10) and to limit social contact in non-essential businesses," according to a news release from the county.

The order was enacted March 23 and will remain in effect until April 23, the release said. During the order, people will still be able to do certain tasks, including:

  • Residents will still be able to perform tasks essential to the health and safety of individuals, their family, household members and pets, such as obtaining medical supplies or medications, visiting a health care professional, or obtaining supplies necessary to work from home.
  • Residents will be able to obtain or deliver necessary services or supplies for themselves, household members or others necessary to maintain safety and sanitation.
  • Outdoor walking or exercise, provided residents maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet from any other person.
  • Going to work wherein allowed.

For a full list of guidelines under the revised Jefferson County order, see the full stay-at-home order below.

Jefferson County has 19 cases as of Saturday, according to the county's health department. 

The new cases on Friday included a man in his 20s, a woman in her 50s and a woman in her 60s. The man and one of the women contracted the virus through close contact, health officials said. The other case is still under investigation.

Information on Saturday's cases has not been released.

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