COVID-19 Recommendations for Residents
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.
Even though restrictions are lifted, the St. Charles County Department of Public Health recommends that residents continue:
- Practicing social distancing in public settings – maintaining a 6-foot distance from others and avoiding large group settings.
- Wearing a mask when in public and unable to socially distance.
- Washing hands and commonly touched surfaces often throughout the day.
- Staying home and avoiding others when sick or if they have COVID-19 symptoms.
- Governor’s Office Guidance and Frequently Asked Questions
- St. Charles County Recommendations for Employers
Questions about the “Show Me Strong Recovery” Plan or St. Charles County’s recommendations can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or you may call the St. Charles County COVID-19 Information Hotline at 636-949-1899.
|FACE MASKS||It is advised that all* St. Charles County residents wear cloth face coverings that cover the wearer's mouth and nose in the following locations:
Public indoor spaces.
Outdoors, when 6 feet of distance cannot be maintained from any other person who does not live in the same house as you.
Aboard public transportation, including taxi cabs and rideshares.
*Face coverings should not be used by children less than 2 years old, anyone who has trouble breathing, or anyone who is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance. (CDC)
|SOCIAL DISTANCING||Maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet - about two grocery carts, three arm's lengths or the width of a small sofa, for example - between persons who do not live in the same household.
|HANDWASHING||Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds multiple times a day, especially after touching frequently used items, using the restroom, and before/after eating or touching your face.
Use an alcohol-based hand-sanitizer (containing greater than 60 percent alcohol base) if soap and water are not available.
|STAY AT HOME||As much as possible, stay home unless performing an essential function (i.e. going to work, grocery shopping, picking up prescriptions at a pharmacy).
Individuals at high risk for illness or serious complications should stay at home and avoid contact with others, even those within the same household.
|MONITOR SYMPTOMS OR SIGNS OF ILLNESS||Stay home if you are sick.
Contact your healthcare provider if you begin experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or if current symptoms change or get worse.
COVID-19 symptoms, treatment and prevention information from the St. Charles County Department of Public Health
|CLEANING AND DISINFECTING SURFACES||Regularly clean high-touch surfaces with soap and water and disinfect with household sanitization products or a bleach solution. High-touch surfaces include: tables, chairs, door handles, railings, cell phones, tablets, computers/equipment, floors, bathrooms and more.
|GROUPS AND GATHERINGS||Avoid large gatherings of people where social distancing may not be easily maintained.
When outdoors, if you’re passing along a trail or sidewalk, leave at least 6 feet of space between you and others.
Recommendations for Large Group Gatherings from the St. Charles County Department of Public Health (PDF)
|SCHOOLS||St. Charles County Department of Public Health Guidance for Reopening Schools (PDF)
CDC Guidance for Schools and Childcare Programs (updated 7/24/20)
|PARKS, POOLS AND AQUATIC FACILITIES
||Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from people outside your home. This includes time in and out of the water.
Do not gather in groups.
Do not rearrange furniture.
|SPORTS LEAGUES AND PARTICIPATION||St. Charles County Department of Public Health Sports Participation Recommendations (PDF)
|VULNERABLE POPULATIONS||Do not visit nursing homes, long-term care facilities, retirement homes or assisted living homes.
|FALL AND WINTER HOLIDAYS||St. Charles County Department of Public Health Halloween Safety Recommendations (PDF)