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Neosho Council to discuss enacting “shelter in place” order

The Neosho City Council will meet Monday evening at 6 p.m. in special session in the City Hall Council Chambers at 203 E. Main Street in Neosho to consider enacting a stay at home or “shelter in place” order.

Neosho passed an ordinance on March 21st prohibiting gatherings of over ten people. There have been 3 confirmed positive cases of COVID-019 in Newton County.

Neosho Mayor Dr. William JP Doubek also sent this note to the Citizens of Neosho:

“Based on interest demonstrated since the posting of a Special Called Council Meeting . . . I must remind all citizens of the current social distancing mandate and requirement for congregations of no more than 10 persons.

“As this is uncharted territory in the history of Neosho, I am requesting that any person wishing to address his/her concerns or support for this ordinance please forward an email to

“At Monday’s council meeting your email shall be read for all members to consider. I further request that such emails be specific to addressing the topic to be considered, “Should the City of Neosho issue a Stay at Home order?”

“Anyone wishing to read the ordinance to be considered may find it on the City’s webpage and Facebook link.

“I want to personally thank all citizens for their sacrifices thus far and like you, look forward to the day this pandemic crisis is over. God Bless.”

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