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Citizens react to Missouri Stay at Home order

Updated: Apr. 3, 2020 at 10:20 PM CDT
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced a statewide stay at home order on Friday in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

The order called on everyone in Missouri to stay home unless absolutely necessary. It didn’t force any businesses to close, but it did put restrictions on the number of people allowed.

Shane Anderson is the Jackson Parks and Recreation director. He said they already take the steps mentioned in the order.

“We’ve closed down all of our playgrounds, skate park, basketball court, and even the tennis court,” Anderson said.

Kevin Alexander is the manager of SEMO CBD on Broadway.

“Things that have been happening in other states, maybe we’ve waited too long. The states that have locked down, they’re still having some significant issues,” he said.

Alexander said he is glad to see Missouri join other states in issuing a stay at home order. In turn, he said he is doing everything he can to protect his customers.

“We are offering curbside delivery, if people request that; we do offer online orders as well,” Alexander said.

Some said they are going to miss their daily routine.

“Well, number one, not getting out walking in this fresh air,” they said.

“Well, we both recently retired, and we enjoy getting out,” they said.

Despite the coming change, both said they will abide by the new rule.

“We’re both ex-healthcare. He’s a nurse, I’m a pharmacist, and we’re pretty good at adhering to what they’re recommending,” they said.

Both said it is in everyone’s best interest to follow the Stay at Home order to help decrease the spread of COVID-19.

The governor’s order goes into effect on April 6 and runs through April 24.

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