A State of Emergency was declared in Stoddard County. The Stoddard County Health Department reported to the Commission there were two confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. All local residents are urged to limit social contact, stay at home, any business not declared an essential business to stop operations and that all businesses comply with CDC guidelines. The directive also mentions that violating a public health order is punishable as a misdemeanor. The order will become effective on Thursday and will continue indefinitely.