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Posted on: April 1, 2020

[ARCHIVED] St. Charles County Pet Adoption Center Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

April 1, 2020

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO - A St. Charles County Pet Adoption Center employee has tested positive for COVID-19 and is hospitalized. The County’s Department of Public Health was notified early this morning by the state lab.

The employee last worked at the facility, located at 4850 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in St. Peters, on March 20. The Center closed to the public on March 25 and is taking appointments only for reclaiming lost animals by calling 636-979-7387. No other information is being released about the employee.

Per Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocol, Public Health has started contact tracing and investigations on employees at the center and will follow appropriate protocol for cleaning as well.

For more information and precautions for COVID-19, as well as updates, when available, visit Residents who show symptoms or have questions should call the St. Charles County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Information Hotline at 636-949-1899, which operates from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., daily.


Media Contact: Mary Enger, Communications Director, 636-949-1856, or 636-443-1008,

About St. Charles County:

Founded in 1812, St. Charles County is one of the fastest growing counties in Missouri, and the state’s third largest county in both population and economic share. It is home to 15 scenic county parks encompassing more than 3,643 acres with additional land under development and more in reserve for future development.

With a population of 395,504, St Charles County is home to large employers including General Motors, Citi, MasterCard Worldwide and Boeing. It is ranked among the top 25 counties in the nation in high-tech job growth by the Progressive Policy Institute and consistently has the lowest unemployment rate in the Metropolitan St. Louis area.

St. Charles County Government employs nearly 1,100 in more than 30 departments and offices, who work to make the county an excellent place to live, work and shop. For more information, please visit

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