COVID-19 Recommendations for Employers

St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann announced that the county would follow Phase 2 of the “Show Me Strong Recovery” plan outlined by Missouri Governor Mike Parson. Phase 2 goes into effect June 16, 2020, and lifts previously issued restrictions.

Questions about the operational guidelines for businesses in St. Charles County can be directed to or call the St. Charles County Public Health Information Hotline at 636-949-1899.

Recommendations for All Businesses

Recommended Actions:   Implement workplace health screenings for employees. Please view this sample policy (PDF).

Regularly clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces such as tables, chairs, door handles, floors, bathrooms, etc.

Employees and guests who are sick should stay home.

Wash hands frequently or use hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.

Wear cloth face covering when around others.

Post reminders about face coverings, hygiene and social distancing for employees and customers.

Helpful Links:

Industry-Specific Recommendations

Restaurants and Food Service Providers  
Professional Services - Including Hair and Nail Salons

  Recommendations from the St. Charles County Department of Public Health (PDF)

Retail Stores   Recommendations from the St. Charles County Department of Public Health (PDF)

Churches and Places of Worship   Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) Guidelines

Office Buildings   Wear cloth face covering when around others.
Increase ventilation by opening windows or adjusting air conditioning.

Stop handshaking practices – use other non-contact methods of greeting.

Clean hands at the door by making hand sanitizer available, and schedule regular hand-washing reminders by email.

Transportation - Including Taxis, Uber, Lyft, buses, MetroLink, etc.   Keep windows open, if possible.

Increase ventilation.

Regularly disinfect surfaces.

Residential Care Facilities  

Schools and Youth Camps  

Sports Leagues and Participation   Recommendations from the St. Charles County Department of Public Health (PDF)

Childcare Facilities  

Pools and Aquatic Facilities   The CDC suggests that proper operation and disinfection of pools, hot tubs and water playgrounds should kill the virus that causes COVID-19.
Maintain a distance of 6 feet from people outside your home, both in and out of the water.

Do not allow guests to gather in groups.

Do not allow guests to re-arrange deck furniture.

Consider reducing Bather Load/Occupancy to account for social distancing.

Medical, Dental and Veterinary Services   Information for Healthcare Professional (CDC)

Holiday Celebrations   CDC Guidance for Holiday Celebrations