ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis-area residents have been ordered to stay indoors to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, which has sickened nearly 130 people in Missouri.
The Monday shelter-in-place order in St. Louis took effect a day before such orders were set to be enforced in the Kansas City and St. Joseph areas. The orders call for residents to remain in their homes unless they have a vital reasons to go out, such as to go to the grocery store or pharmacy.
The St. Louis-area order comes after four teachers and the parent of a preschool student in Creve Couer tested positive for the disease.
Date: Mar 23, 2020 9:30AM (GMT 14:30)
Slug: AP-MO–Virus Outbreak-Missouri
Headline: People in Missouri’s biggest cities ordered to stay home
Dateline: ST. LOUIS