JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Mike Parson has signed an executive order suspending late penalties for concealed carry permit renewals in Missouri.
Parson says its his sixth executive order signed in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
"Day in and day out, we are working around the clock to respond and adapt to COVID-19 in every way possible," Parson announced via Twitter.
As of Thursday, Missouri has reported 1,834 positive cases and 19 deaths from COVID-19.
Missouri is one of twelve U.S. states yet to issue a statewide stay-at-home order.
Gov. Parson provides an update on Missouri's response to the pandemic in the stream below:
Day in and day out, we are working around the clock to respond and adapt to COVID-19 in every way possible.— Governor Mike Parson (@GovParsonMO) April 2, 2020
I am in CONSTANT communication with leaders and medical experts across the state on a daily basis.
Today, I signed our SIXTH Executive Order in response to COVID-19.— Governor Mike Parson (@GovParsonMO) April 2, 2020
This EO suspends late penalties for concealed carry license renewals. This EO not only promotes public health and social distancing, but also frees up local law enforcement officers from administrative tasks.