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State of emergency extended in Missouri

Gov. Mike Parson has issued a State of Missouri Public Health Warning due to increased cases of COVID-19. Lebanon and Laclede County currently falls between Category 1 - Extreme Risk and Category 2 - Critical Risk. Guidance for Laclede County is that business occupancy be limited to that reflective of proper social distancing and mask wearing is strongly advised where there are more than 10 people or where social distancing is not possible. It is recommended that social group sizes are 10 or less for the Extreme Category and 25 or less for the Critical Category. “To protect our community members and our over-extended medical providers, we are asking our residents to do their part and take these guidelines, along with all other COVID-19 protocols, seriously,” the City said in a Facebook statement. For more on this story see Saturday's LCR.


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