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St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann declared a State of Emergency on March 13, 2020, so the County can access potential federal funding should the need arise. This original State of Emergency was extended by Executive Order 20-07, which will remain in effect until further action by the County Executive.
The St. Charles County Department of Public Health follows CDC guidelines and recommendations.
The St. Charles County Department of Public Health and St. Charles County Government are collaborating with federal, state and local partners to investigate COVID-19, monitor individuals who may have been exposed to the virus and implement procedures to reduce the spread of illness. In addition, County staff is assisting our community partners in health care, emergency medical services, schools, universities and businesses by answering their questions and assisting in their surveillance and preparedness activities. The health department’s communicable disease epidemiologist is coordinating the effort of the communicable disease staff to monitor the community for possible exposures, conduct increased surveillance, provide education to the community and stay up-to-date on state and federal information and guidance. The Public Health Director and Assistant Director also are epidemiologists and are closely monitoring the situation.
On March 13, 2020, County Executive Steve Ehlmann declared a State of Emergency related to this event. Please see all the Executive Orders below:
Effective May 4, 2020, County Executive Ehlmann announced that St. Charles County would follow Missouri’s Show Me Strong Recovery Plan and gradually re-open economic and social activity in the county. The Department of Public Health released guidelines for employers in conjunction with this announcement.
Please visit St. Charles County’s Latest News page.
Effective May 4, 2020, Missouri Governor Mike Parson implemented the first phase of the state’s Show Me Strong Recovery plan that will continue until at least May 31, 2020. For information on this plan, please visit https://showmestrong.mo.gov.
There will be a gradual process of returning to normal and moving about in public freely through this plan. Physical distancing and other safety practices like staying at home will likely need to continue for some time after orders are lifted to make sure there is not a new increase in the number of COVID-19 cases. If the number of new cases rises quickly again, three may be additional orders issued by the County and/or State.
Visit the Governor’s website to view the "Stay Home Missouri" order. On Thursday, April 16, 2020, this order was extended through May 3, 2020 - view the extension - and was phased out by Missouri’s Show Me Strong Recovery Plan beginning on Monday, May 4, 2020.
No. A county or community may enforce more restrictive public health requirements for businesses and individuals. Please view St. Charles County’s Latest News page for information about county-specific orders.
If you are seeing violations of state or local public health orders, please contact the local police department for the area where the violation occurred. If you have concerns related to businesses that are not following good precautionary behaviors, please contact the Division of Environmental Health and Protection at 636-949-1800. St. Charles County Ordinance Number 20-022 addresses violations of local public emergency heath orders.
St. Charles County activated its Incident Command System at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7. A core group of County staff and community health care providers meet at regularly to share information and plan for response actions to the pandemic. Members of the Executive staff are in those meetings and the County Executive receives updates numerous times each day.
Visit the 11th Judicial Circuit Court’s website for more information.
Yes. This election date has been moved to June 2 (the first Tuesday in June). Please follow the Election Authority webpage for any future updates.