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Jefferson City Mayor Carrie Tergin issued an emergency proclamation Wednesday suspending all door-to-door sales in response to the spread of the coronavirus.

The proclamation states no person, business or organization can solicit sales or orders of goods or services on behalf of a for-profit business by going to another's property without being invited by the property owner.

Any current door-to-door sales licenses issued by the city are suspended, and license holders will be entitled to proportional refunds for the application fees of the licenses.

The proclamation comes after the Cole County Health Department issued a stay-at-home order, asking people to stay at home except for essential business. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also recommend social distancing of at least 6 feet to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The proclamation will be in effect until removed by the mayor, City Council or operation of ordinance.

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