Cape Girardeau County is actively coordinating efforts and response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Emergency Operations Center is activated and operating, monitoring any local changes reported by the County Health Department and local health care providers.
We encourage everyone to take personal precaution and safeguards- wash your hands, practice social distancing, avoid large groups. If you feel like you’re getting sick with a cough or fever, stay home and call your health care provider and seek guidance.
County operations will continue to function. You can still get a Marriage License, record deeds, absentee vote, pay taxes or get a tax waiver to register an automobile. We encourage you to do as many of those things online, by mail and over the phone as you can and limit person to person transactions. In-person customers will be directed to a phone in the building lobby to interact with staff.
All first responders and law enforcement have proper protective equipment in addition to having the proper education to provide a safe response in all emergencies.
To date, the County Office of Emergency Management activated a unified response along with Cape Girardeau, Jackson, the County Health Department, and local hospitals to provide the best possible response for our citizens to COVID-19. Here a few events that are ongoing:
1. The Emergency Operations Center is activated at Level 3 which means they are constantly monitoring regional and state resource groups to remain informed about all COVID-19 response in and outside our area and emerging concerns.
2. Conducting daily morning, noon and evening briefings to monitor and update the status of response within Cape Girardeau County and share any CDC updates/guidance.
Please join us for the March 23 at 10 a.m. media briefing at the County Commission Chambers. Visit the CDC, County, and Healthcare sites for more information. www.capecounty.uswww.CapeCountyStrong.com