As the Governor’s Stay Home Missouri order expiries May 3, more Cape Girardeau County businesses, community facilities, restaurants and other places are expected to reopen as soon as Monday, and each has the autonomy to choose when and how, under certain state guidelines outlined on the showmestrong.mo.com website.
“We are encouraging businesses to safeguard their employees and their customers,” said Presiding Commissioner Clint Tracy. “Local governments did not close any businesses, however, we will be highlighting guidance from the Cape Girardeau County Health Department to codify best practices that place safety first while following state guidelines to help businesses reopen to provide goods and services to our community.”
The Cape Girardeau County joint coronavirus response team has been offering guidance through the news media and partner agency contacts and social media accounts.
“Social distancing is still one of our best protections,” said Tracy. “In public, we should continue to stay at least 6-feet apart, wear masks, and continue to practice good personal hygiene. Businesses should also exercise common sense – keep your employees and the public safe.”
More detailed plans are expected to be released on Friday, May 1 by various public entities regarding their own facilities. An updated joint resolution from the County Health Department and local governments reinforcing the Governor’s existing guidelines will be adopted next Monday.