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CORONAVIRUS: Morris County issues stay at home order effective Wednesday Morris County Courtesy image

The first stay at home order has been issued in the KVOE listening area.

Morris County issued a stay at home order Tuesday afternoon for all county residents. The order will go into effect at noon Wednesday and remain in effect for the next 30 days and is currently set to expire at noon on Apr. 25.

Per the order, all residents are directed to remain home except to conduct essential activities such as seeking medical attention, purchasing food, engaging in outdoor physical activity with proper social distancing, to care for family members or pets in other households or to provide services or work for "essential infrastructure" such as public works, construction or other essential services.

All first responders, including emergency management personnel, emergency dispatchers, court personnel, law enforcement and other essential personnel are exempt from the order. Additionally, all public gatherings of 10 or more people in the county are prohibited except for meetings pertaining to essential business.

For more information contact Morris County Emergency Management Director Chris Blackledge at 620-767-2121.

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