This evening, Missouri Governor Mike Parson issued a stay at home order for the state through April 24. The order will take effect Monday, April 6. You can find the order here: https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/MOGOV/2020/04/03/file_attachments/1419322/Stay%20at%20Home%20Missouri%20Order.pdf
If you think COVID-19 isn’t in Grandview, it is. At last count, more than a dozen people living in Grandview have tested positive, including Missouri State Representative Joe Runions who is blessed enough to now be recovering at home. I know staying at home and keeping our distance from each other is tough; but we all need to do this so the sick won’t overwhelm our hospitals in the coming weeks. A loved one’s life might depend on your actions. If we continue what we’re doing, rest assured we will get there.
Governor Parson’s order is very similar to the Jackson County stay at home order we’ve been complying with since March 17. There are exceptions, like traveling to meet your basic needs and going to: banks, grocery stores, gas stations, doctor’s offices and hospitals, pharmacies, and restaurants with takeout and delivery options. I’ve said it once and I will say it again: to stop the spread of this virus, we must stay home right now. It’s that simple.
Let’s all do our part for the greater good and Grandview. The more we stay home, the sooner our lives can get back to normal. Stay home and stay safe.
--Mayor Leonard D. Jones, Jr.