On April 3rd, Missouri Governor Michael L. Parson announced that a statewide stay-at-home order would go into effect beginning April 6 and lasting through April 24. You may view the statewide order here.
The statewide order gives local authorities to make even stricter local orders, so the order from the Mayor of Nixa remains in effect and supersedes the statewide order.
On April 7th, Nixa Mayor Brian Steele signed an updated stay-at-home order, bringing it into agreement with the statewide stay-at-home order on certain points, while maintaining the same stricter provisions already in place by order of the Mayor since March 26th. This order maintains consistency with the Springfield and Greene County stay-at-home orders to reduce confusion across jurisdictional lines.
NOTE: Essential businesses should only conduct essential business activities, not non-essential business activities. Non-Essential businesses must cease all in-person operations (unless exempted by law).
The two updates are:
1. Any essential business engaged in retail sales to the public shall limit the number of customers in any particular retail location at any one time to a maximum of:
- The result of the total square feet of the building at the retail location divided by 30
- Times twenty-five (25) percent for a retail location with square footage of less than ten thousand square feet (10,000 ft2)
- Times ten (10) percent for a retail location with square footage of ten thousand square feet (10,000 ft2) or more.
2. Firearm repair has been added to the list of essential businesses and, pursuant to RSMo Section 44.101, the order shall not be construed to prohibit or restrict the lawful possession, transfer, sale, transportation, storage, display, or use of firearms or ammunition during the declared state of emergency.
This amended order goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on April 8, 2020 and will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. on April 24, 2020.
View or print the new flyer we are distributing around the community about the UPDATES stay-at-home order. The front has information everyone needs to know. The back has information businesses need to know.
If you do not live inside Nixa city limits, be aware that all of Christian County is under the same order.