Missouri is set to be the first state to allow live concerts to resume, starting on May 4.
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Gov. Mike Parson is taking steps to reopen the state through the Show Me Strong recovery plan. Retail stores and restaurants will be able to resume business, but must limit capacity to a safe number of patrons.
Concertgoers will still be required to observe social distancing guidelines and stay at least six feet apart.
“There are currently no limitations on social gatherings as long as necessary precautions are taken and six feet of distance can be maintained between individuals and/or families,” the Show Me Strong recovery plan says.
“We are currently assessing the details of the announcement and the latest information from health experts,” Matt Gerding of FPC Live, the company which manages The Blue Note, a live venue in Columbia, tells Billboard. “We hope to chart a path to reopening as soon as possible but have not determined the timing of that just yet.”
“No matter how long it takes, I assure you we will recover from this and come back better than before. I look forward to seeing Missourians safe, healthy, and back to work,” Governor Parson said in April.