Missouri isn't doing so bad in terms of cases or deaths.The Governor of Missouri said (paraphrasing)...
I can make all the proclamations and orders in the world...but it would still be up to you to follow them. Missourians believe in freedom...they also believe in personal responsibility. I'm not going to use the power of the government to curtail you're rights. You know what needs to be done and as your Governor I am asking you to do it.
Couldn't have been prouder of my state.
Surprizing given that you have two or 3 substantial urban centers.