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Governor’s Press Conference – April 22

Governorโ€™s press conference today, WEDNESDAY APRIL 22nd, 2020:

๐Ÿ”˜ 2,276 total cases. Up 49 from yesterday. 13 of those are from Cummins. 35 are new nursing homes cases.
๐Ÿ”˜ Lifting restrictions on elective procedures in hospitals and clinics. Effective April 27th.

FUTURE DECISIONS POINTS LEADING TO
MAY 4:

๐ŸŸ Target date remains May 4th if we
continue to make progress reducing
community spread.
๐ŸŸ The below decision announcements
will indicate whether a May 4 opening
will be allowed and any applicable
restrictive guidelines.

1๏ธโƒฃ April 29: Announcement on restaurant
decision (possible in-service dining at
some restaurants)
2๏ธโƒฃ April 30: Announcement on gym
decision
3๏ธโƒฃ May 1: Beauty salon and barbershop
decision
4๏ธโƒฃ May 4: Places of worship and larger
venues decision

DR NATE SMITH, SEC OF ADH:
DETAILS ON ELECTIVE PROCEDURES:

๐ŸŸ  Finalizing language-will be public later
today or tomorrow.
๐ŸŸ  Day surgery only
๐ŸŸ  No underlying medical conditions
๐ŸŸ  No contact with a COVID-19 patient
within 14 days
๐ŸŸ  No COVID-19 symptoms
๐ŸŸ  Asking hospitals to start small
๐ŸŸ  Patient must be tested within 48 hrs of
procedure just to be safe
๐ŸŸ  Rural hospitals were excluded from
restrictions and are excluded from
these as well.

๐Ÿ“Out of 2,276 total cases:
1,371 are active
863 have recovered
97 currently hospitalized
23 currently on ventilators
262 have been healthcare workers
148 healthcare workers recovered
170 have been nursing home residents
31 nursing homes have active investigations
No new counties

๐Ÿ“1 less death (42 total). Person who
passed away yesterday was Missouri resident that passed away in AR.

2020-05-05T16:09:34+00:00 Apr 22nd, 2020|In the News|