President, Governor Declare Emergency. MA4 Supports Protection For Seniors

Both the President and Missouri Governor Parson have issued Declarations of Emergency effectively immediately. The declarations limit the congregation of people to 10 or fewer people and restrict the general operation of non-essential services in an effort to protect the general public health.

Included in the emergency are strict limitations on hospital and nursing home visits by family members and friends and limitations on gatherings of more than 10 people including church services, funerals and restaurant dining rooms. Although these are uncomfortable and inconvenient to all of us, the measures are designed to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The emergency declarations also allow the federal and state governments to disburse government funds to support both individuals and institutions who may be most impacted by the current situation. This includes funds that are earmarked for senior services and individuals who are faced with significant financial impacts.

To protect Missouri’s seniors, a population that is most vulnerable during the COVID-19 virus outbreak, MA4 supports these efforts and encourages all seniors to take appropriate precautions; ask for help if they are challenged in accessing food or medical care; and provide help to younger people who have not faced such a challenge before. Staying in contact with other people you trust – even if remotely – will help you get through this challenging time.

The Missouri Depart of Health and Senior Services has established hotline for questions relating to the current emergency. If you have questions, feel free to call .

24 hour hotline: 877-435-8411

To link directly to the Missouri DHSS website, please follow this link:

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