PERRY COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - Officials in Perry County have issued a Stay at Home Order to further decrease the spread of COVID-19.
The order went into effect Thursday, March 26 at 12:01 a.m.
On Wednesday, March 25, a third positive case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the county.
The Perry County Commission said the order advises all residents, with the exception of critical infrastructure employees, to shelter in place for their protection.
The order expires at 12:01 a.m. on April 24.
The Shelter in Place order means residents should stay at home with the exception of essential activities, such as, but not limited to medical purposes or grocery shopping. For a complete list of exceptions for order click here.
The County Commission has already activated the Emergency Operations Command following the county’s first confirmed COVID-19 case on March 22.
The Perry County Sheriff said deputies are not ticketing people found moving around the county.
Individuals will more than likely receive a warning for now.