Most Missouri businesses will reopen on May 4, Gov. Parson says

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (KMOX) - Most businesses across the state of Missouri will be allowed to reopen on May 4, Gov. Mike Parson announced Wednesday. The announcement comes a day after the "Reopen Missouri" protest was held in Jefferson City.  

Parson says more information will be released in the coming days with guidelines that businesses will need to follow. He says a "majority" of businesses will be open. 

"Almost every business in the state of Missouri will be able to open their doors," Parson says. "People will go back to work. They'll be some guidelines."

The state's stay-at-home order is set to expire on May 3. 

As of Wednesday, there are 6,137 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Missouri and 208 total deaths caused by the virus, according to Parson.

Watch the update from Parson here: 

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