What You Need To Know About The Stay At Home Order
The state of Missouri and Illinois have issued a stay at home order to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The restrictions begin Monday, March 23, 2020, and will be in effect for 30 days, ending on April 22, 2020. Each state will then re-evaluate the order and determine the necessity for continuance. This is a mandatory order. Failure to comply could result in a Class A misdemeanor.
The restrictions are in place to prevent the virus from spreading at a faster rate and will require people to stay home when possible except for essential activities, which include the following:
Seeing a doctor or other health care provider
Getting necessary services or supplies for yourself or family members (food, pet food, or supplies necessary for staying at home)
Obtaining supplies necessary for maintaining a household
Obtaining supplies necessary to work from home
Engaging in outdoor activities (walking, hiking, or running)
Performing work providing essential services at an essential business
Restaurants for consumption off-premises
Food, beverage (to go, carry out or curbside), liquor stores and cannabis production and agriculture
Pharmacies, health care supply stores, and health care facilities
Gas stations and auto repair facilities
Hardware stores, plumbers, electricians, exterminators, and other service providers necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences and other essential businesses
Educational institutions for the purposes of facilitating distance learning
Organizations that provide charitable and social services
Laundromats, dry cleaners, and laundry service providers
Hotels and motels, to the extent used for lodging, delivery and carry out
Businesses that ship or deliver groceries, food, and goods directly to residences
Caring for a family member in another home
Caring for the elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities, or other vulnerable persons
Public transit is still available but will be operating on reduced hours. Check individual schedules in advance.
Any nonessential social mixing is prohibited. Per the order, individuals living within the City or County must remain inside their home except for essential activities related to employment, health, safety, and outdoor exercise.
Henderson & Waterkotte, P.C. hopes you and your family stay healthy and remain at home to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, if you or a family member have questions or concerns regarding the Stay at Home Order or the possible punishment for failure to follow the order, please contact our office 24/7.