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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 and subsequently by Executive Order 20-08, which will remain in effect until December 31, 2020.
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 visit the Latest News page to view all St. Charles County Executive Orders.
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.
Effective June 1, 2020, Most St. Charles County Government buildings have reopened to the public. Please be aware that building restrictions are in place, and appointments may be required for those seeking services.
Effective June 16, 2020, County Executive Ehlmann announced that St. Charles County would follow Phase 2 of Missouri’s Show Me Strong Recovery Plan and lift previously issued restrictions on individuals, businesses and organizations.
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. Phase 2 of the plan, which lifted previously issued restrictions on individuals, businesses and organizations, became effective on June 16, 2020. For information on this plan, please visit https://showmestrong.mo.gov.
While these phases are implemented and restrictions are lifted, physical distancing, hand washing and other safety practices are encouraged to continue to reduce the spread of COVID-19. If the number of new cases rises quickly again, there 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. The Stay Home Missouri order was phased out by Missouri’s Show Me Strong Recovery Plan beginning on Monday, May 4, 2020 and through the lifting of restrictions in Phase 2 that became effective on June 16, 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.
Phase 2 of Missouri’s Show Me Strong Recovery plan, which is being followed by St. Charles County after June 16, 2020, lifts previously issued COVID-19 restrictions on individuals, organizations and businesses.
If you observe violations local public health orders or 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 activated its Incident Command System at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7. A core group of County staff and community health care providers meet 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.