Lawrence County Commission Declares State of Emergency Due to Coronavirus

March 20, 2020

An order declaring a state of emergency in Lawrence County effective March 20, 20 to control the spread of COVID-19 to protect the safety and welfare of the citizens of Lawrence County, MO.

Due to the unique characteristics and the risks associated with the transmission dynamics of COVID-19, the clinical severity of COVID-19, the lack of vaccine or antivirals as treatment options, the inability to ensure social distancing and to prevent close contact among professional, social, cultural, entertainment, or other special events where people are not separated by physical space of at leas (4') feet, it is hereby declared unlawful for any person to organize or attend an intentional gathering of more than 10 people in a single space or room. All group events or gatherings of more than 10 people in Lawrence County, Missouri are prohibited from taking place during the duration of this Order."

A motion duly made and seconded, the question was called and Commissioner Botts voted "yes," Commissioner Selvey voted "yes," and Presiding Commissioner Senninger voted "yes," to adopt the order.

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