Today’s update highlights Missouri’s Secretary of State’s request for workers to return to work. Additionally, the update discusses a new model that projects Missouri’s peak in deaths and resource use to be later this month.
- Just one week after Governor Parson issued a statewide stay-at-home order, Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft issued a staff memo asking employees who have offices to return to work today. However, not everyone will be returning. According to the spokeswoman for the secretary of state’s office, division directors would be determining who is essential, noting it was not immediately clear how many staffers would be back to work in their offices. Although they are taking this step to continue providing services, the office will continue to be closed to the public in order to limit foot traffic. For more information, visit https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/secretary-of-state-jay-ashcroft-wants-workers-back-monday-please-wear-a-mask-memo-says/article_2309b164-21a6-5c98-86e9-2c4886797343.html.
- A new model from the University of Washington Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation projects that Missouri will not reach its peak in daily deaths and resource use until around April 25, 2020. This is a late peak compared to the United States national model, which projected its peak in daily deaths and resource use as this past weekend. These projections are based on the assumption that residents will continue to follow social distancing guidelines. For more information, visit https://covid19.healthdata.org/united-states-of-america/missouri.
HeplerBroom attorney Emilee M. Bramstedt contributed to this blog post.