Jefferson County Issues Stay at Home Order

(Hillsboro, Mo) - County Executive Dennis Gannon and Jefferson County Health Department Director, Kelley Vollmar, in consultation with the Jefferson County Emergency Management Director, Warren Robinson have announced that Jefferson County is adopting new restrictions to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the region. The new restrictions will take effect at 12:01 a.m on March 24, 2020 and will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. on April 23, 2020.  Key components of the Stay at Home Order include the following: 

•    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 obtain 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 six feet from any other person. 

•    Going to work wherein allowed.

The Stay at Home Order also has guidelines for business, government and essential activity. A copy of the Stay at Home Order and Frequently Asked Questions is attached to this press release.  It is our intention that the continuity of business activities remain in place and uninterrupted as much as possible. However, in order to combat the spread of this pandemic, people must refrain from all non-essential travel and stay at home as much as possible.  This Stay at Home Order is issued for and applies to all of Jefferson County, unincorporated and incorporated.