A local chemistry expert has found that new cases of COVID-19 may be declining, which could affect City Council actions on social distancing.

On Thursday, the St. Joseph City Council met to discuss the future of the current social distancing order, which is set to expire on June 15, along with Governor Mike Parson’s state order.

During the meeting, Dr. Gary Clapp, an associate professor of chemistry at Missouri Western State University, showed the council three graphs that indicate that the number of new cases of coronavirus are declining after the huge spike caused by cases found at Triumph Foods last month.

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