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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson says businesses and social events across the state will be able to reopen next Monday, with certain social distancing requirements.

The governor announced Monday the first phase of the state's reopening will begin May 4.

Parson said citizens and businesses must continue to follow social distancing requirements, and local governments may impose stricter guidelines.

There will be no limits on crowd sizes at social gatherings if 6 feet of distance can be maintained between individuals.

And the governor said some businesses will need to take additional precautions, such as limiting occupancy.