Governor Mike Parson is reiterating that he will not dictate how Missouri Families can spend Christmas together.

Parson says as far as the number of people allowed in a home during the holiday, quote “Government has no business goin’ through the front door of your homes to decide how many members of your family are there, and are not. That choice is yours, as is your freedom.”

Parson says like the mask mandate, he will rely on the people to make smart choices and do what needs to be done.

 

***From the Governor:

Government has no business going through the front door of your homes to decide how many members of your family are there, how many are not.

Ultimately, we each must take responsibility for our actions.

◦ Social distance
◦ Wear a mask
◦ Wash your hands

I again want to thank Missourians for their efforts over Thanksgiving. I know this Thanksgiving looked very different for my family and for many of us, but we can see from our data that those actions are making a difference.

We are now well past the two week mark since Thanksgiving, and we are thankful that Missouri did not experience a surge in cases following the holiday. While we are still experiencing a high volume of cases, our numbers have been stabilizing. This is thanks to YOUR efforts and behavior changes — let’s continue these actions at Christmas.

Read our Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ recommendations for keeping our holiday celebrations as safe as possible: http://health.mo.gov/…/novel…/holiday-celebrations.php

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