The Webster County Commission, in a special meeting on Wednesday afternoon, adopted Order #2020-03 requesting residents in unincorporated areas to “Stay At Home”. The Order is effective 12:01am on March 26, 2020 and ends on April 24, 2020 (unless extended or terminated).
The Order is similar to Orders adopted during the last twenty-four hours in Greene, Christian and other nearby counties.
At this time, there has yet to be a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Webster County. However, the proximity of counties with confirmed cases presents a significant risk to County residents.
In summary, the Order encourages people in the unincorporated areas of Webster County to limit their discretionary activities – but offers broad exemptions to most agricultural, business and work activities.
The Webster County Health Unit has provided exemplary leadership in what has been unknown territory. And the County Commission is appreciative of how City and other local leaders have been working together during this ‘state of emergency.’
We urge residents to keep current events in perspective, and to use common sense and reasonable precautions to protect their health.