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.