Moniteau County is set to adopt an extension to the statewide stay-at-home order, which will expire elsewhere throughout the state May 3 as Gov. Mike Parson's phased "Show Me Strong" Recovery Plan takes effect.
In a news release, the Moniteau County Health Center said the county extension is due to the current amount of active confirmed cases of coronavirus in Moniteau County. As of Wednesday night, the Health Center reported there were still 29 active cases in the county, with 51 total confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic.
This figure was part of a large influx of COVID-19 cases in the span of April 14-21, namely due to an outbreak at Burgers' Smokehouse, where at least 21 employees were reported as confirmed cases.
A county-level extension will allow for a downward trajectory of new confirmed cases over a 14-day period to occur, according to the release. Public health officials have been in contact with government leaders at the municipal and county level in reference to the order, which is set to be presented to the Moniteau County Commission at 9 a.m. today, after which it will be immediately released.