Statement from Joe Reardon on Parson stay-at-home order

From Joe Reardon, President & CEO of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce:

“Governor Parson has made the right decision to issue a stay-at-home order for the State of Missouri. We applaud his decision. The Coronavirus doesn’t recognize state, county, or city lines. This order will save Missourians’ lives and help flatten the curve for our frontline medical professionals.

The KC Chamber has urged Governor Parson to take this step, and we are grateful for his action. Today’s order will put us one step closer to preparing for the economic recovery that lies ahead.

“The KC Chamber further encourages Missouri and Kansas to work with our Kansas City area hospitals to develop a robust and regional strategy to deal with the potential surge of COVID-19 patients. The coronavirus doesn’t recognize state, city, or county lines and a regional approach will help make the best use of our healthcare resources.

“Today’s Missouri stay-at-home order and bistate planning will ensure our region is in the best possible position to save lives and to emerge from this crisis to get our regional economy back up and running.”