Mike Parson, Governor of Missouri, has begun to release some of the stay at home orders and large gathering bans, saying that concerts can begin again as early as Monday, May 4 with proper social distancing requirements.
On April 27, Parson released the state’s Show Me Strong recovery plan which unveils plans for slowly but surely reopening the state’s economy as of May 4. The plan will allow retail stores and restaurants to re-establish in-store services whilst remaining in a 6ft distance from one another.
According to the Show Me Strong guidelines, large events and gathering are no longer banned which includes concerts, but in order to attend one “seating shall be spaced out according to social distancing requirements.”
“There are currently no limitations on social gatherings as long as necessary precautions are taken and six feet of distance can be maintained between individuals and/or families,” the Show Me Strong recovery plan reads.
A representative from Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services told Billboard, “concerts do not have to adhere to the same occupancy limitation as retail businesses, but event organizers are expected to keep concertgoers six feet or more apart to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus.”
However, that doesn’t mean live music will kick into high gear that fast, in the larger cities of Missouri including St. Louis, Springfield and Kansas City plan to keep the Stay Home order in affect until further notice.
St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson tweeted “We will continue to be guided by data, not dates.”
We will keep you posted as the story continues to develop in Missouri.