Newest Executive Order addresses food supply

Governor Mike Parson signs a second executive order in less than a week in response to COVID-19.

Parson signed Executive Order 20-05 yesterday which suspends a state prohibition on restaurants selling unprepared food to the public.

The governor says the order serves two purposes.  It helps meet the increased demand for food, while allowing small businesses another form of income while avoiding waste.

The Executive Order expires May 15, unless the governor decides it should be extended.

It was last Wednesday when Parson signed Executive Order 20-04.  Under that order, doctors are now allowed to diagnose and treat patients through telemedicine, commercial drivers are allowed to work extended hours to deliver essential supplies, and education barriers have been lifted to help offset teacher shortages.