from yesterday's weekly State Emergency Management Agency conference call today with several other public safety entities, county commissioners, and city mayors.
"GPS tracking of cellphones shows that the number of people visiting big box stores is increasing, which is why a limit needed to be implemented."
another thing that makes me go hmmmmmmmmmm........... below is a complete copy of the meeting summary the Ironton Police posted on FB.
Ironton Police Dept Post - We participated in the weekly State Emergency Management Agency conference call today with several other public safety entities, county commissioners, and city mayors. The following is a brief synopsis of topics covered during the call.
•750-800 participants on the call
Approximately 23,000 tests completed to date. The positive hit rate is around 8 or 9%. 90% have been negative, and there have been seven outbreaks in skilled nursing facilities.
•Outdoor recreation, Governor Parson encouraged everyone to get outdoors – hunting, hiking, fishing, running when possible, but do not congregate in groups and follow social distancing guidelines.
•The statewide order relating to how many people are allowed in a grocery store or box store. In rural areas where there is not a fire code, the Order equates to 1 person per 30 square foot (Workers and delivery drivers are exempt). Governor Parson will release those details later today. GPS tracking of cellphones shows that the number of people visiting big box stores is increasing, which is why a limit needed to be implemented.
•Discussion relating when and where to wear a mask. Dr. Williams (Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services) advised that if people are practicing social distancing, you do not need to wear a mask. If you are going to be in an area where social distancing might be an issue (Grocery store, hospital, etc.), it is recommended that you put on a mask. Dr. Williams reiterated that COVID-19 is NOT an airborne virus and advised there is misinformation from non-creditable sources circulating, and the information is just not accurate. Social distancing must be adhered to statewide.
•Police officers and fire personnel do not need to wear facemasks unless they will be in a confined spot with several people.
•Director Karsten (Director of Public Safety) stated that they have had several questions regarding travel documents. Karsten advised those documents are not needed.
•Anti-body testing has provided evidence that once a person is exposed to COVID-19, it is not likely they will get it again. Still, more testing is needed in the coming weeks. The common flu has two or three different strains, and that is why you can become ill multiple times with the common flu.
Remember, we are all in this together, practice social distancing and look out for neighbors and others that are vulnerable. Tensions are high; people are losing jobs, etc.. Wave or say something nice (Maintain a social distance, of course). In the end, we will eventually get through this, and our neighborhoods will be that much stronger.
Stay safe and Healthy!