Thursday, March 26, 2020
Mayor says no stay-at-home order for Joplin- We're going to continue to do business as we have been
"Right now, we are going to continue to do business as we have been doing recently," Shaw said.
The mayor said he had been received considerable input from city residents about a stay-at-home or shelter-in-place ordinance. "There's a lot of concern.
"Fifty percent are for it and 50 percent are against it."
Shaw read the White House guidelines suggesting social distancing and said the city would continue to follow those guidelines as well as those issued by Gov. Mike Parson.
Among others, Richard said he had been consulting with former Joplin Mayor and Missouri Sen. Ron Richard, Jasper County Presiding Commissioner John Bartosh and Rep. Cody Smith, R-Carthage, who heads the House Budget Committee.
Shaw said every citizen "should use common sense."