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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
As the risk for the Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is increasing, the Shannon County Health Center, backed by our Board of Trustees and the Shannon County Commission, is asking everyone to follow the Missouri Governor’s orders which go into effect on March 23, 2020, and are as follows:
1. Every person in the State of Missouri shall avoid social gatherings of more than ten (10) people. For purposes of this Order, “social gatherings” shall mean any planned or spontaneous event or convening that would bring together more than ten (10) people in a single space at the same time.
2. Every person in the State of Missouri shall avoid eating or drinking at restaurants, bars, or food courts; provided, however, that the use of drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options is allowed throughout the duration of this Order.
3. People shall not visit nursing homes, long-term care facilities, retirement homes, or assisted living homes unless to provide critical assistance.
4. Schools shall remain closed.
This Order does not prohibit people from visiting a variety of places, including grocery stores, gas stations, parks, and banks, so long as necessary precautions are taken and maintained to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, including maintaining at least six feet (6’) of distance between all individuals that are not family members. For offices and workplaces that remain open, individuals shall practice good hygiene and, where feasible, work from home in order to achieve optimum isolation from COVID-19. The more that people reduce their public contact, the sooner COVID-19 will be contained and the sooner this Order will expire.
This Order shall be in effect beginning 12:01 A.M. Monday, March 23, 2020, and shall remain in effect until 12:01 A.M. Monday, April 6, 2020, unless extended by further order of the Director of the Department of Health and Senior Services with said extensions not to exceed the duration of the effective period of Executive Order 20-02 (May 15, 2020).
We have already seen our community pulling together and helping each other out. As a local health department, we are here to serve you as well. Don’t hesitate to call if you have questions or concerns. You can reach us at 573-226-3914.
For more information go to the CDC Covid-19 webpage at:
or the Missouri Dept. of Health and Senior Services webpage at: www.health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/communicable/novel-coronavirus
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