Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center’s response to Governor Mike Parsons’s announcement yesterday about moving to Phase II beginning June 16, 2020
Continuation of Public Health Emergency Proclamation 6-12-2020
Next Tuesday, the Show-Me State will remove all statewide restrictions that have been in place during the COVID-19 outbreak as announced by Governor Parsons on June 11. Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center wants to remind the public that the Public Health Emergency in Cape Girardeau County, as declared on March 27, 2020, remains in effect. The proclamation may be seen at www.cgcohealth.dept.com
COVID-19 is in our community with widespread community transmission; and
COVID-19 does not have any proven treatment or vaccine to mitigate the morbidity or mortality of the disease; and
All residents and businesses are reminded that they should: 1. Continue to follow social distancing guidelines, maintaining a distance of least six feet 2. Continue implementation of personal protective measures, such as staying at home when ill, washing hands frequently, and wearing a mask when in public or at work 3. Avoid all non-essential travel or travel to areas that have been affected by COVID-19; and 4. Avoid mass gatherings where social distancing cannot be maintained
All businesses should follow OSHA rules, regulations, and guidelines to protect workers from COVID-19.