MARSHALL, Mo. — Saline County is releasing a mitigation order effective Friday.

According to the Saline County Health Department, all public and private social gatherings of more than ten are prohibited. Exceptions include being members of the same house, medical treatment facilities, pharmacies, grocery stores and other essential retailers.

Outdoor recreation, other than playgrounds or skate parks are encouraged to remain open. The order goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday, April 3.