Cape Girardeau County declares public health emergency; 6 positive cases

Cape Girardeau County declares public health emergency; 6 positive cases

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Cape Girardeau officials have declared a public health emergency.

Our Mayor Bob Fox is urging everyone to follow Governor Mike Parson's order and the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center's emergency proclamation: 1. Limit your public exposure. Go to work, conduct essential business, and go home 2. Limit gatherings to groups of 10 or less 3. Implement personal protective measures, such as staying home when ill and washing hands frequently 4. Avoid non-essential travel 5. Stay at least 6 feet from others

Posted by City of Cape Girardeau Municipal Government on Friday, March 27, 2020

The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center, the Cape Girardeau County Commission, and the City Mayors of Cape Girardeau and Jackson urge residents to follow the following recommendations:

  • Limit public exposure; you can go to work, you can conduct essential business, but otherwise stay home.
  • Limit gatherings to groups of 10 or fewer.
  • Implement personal protective measures; stay home when ill, wash hands frequently
  • Avoid non-essential travel
  • Actively engage in social distancing by staying at least six feet away from other people

Officials encourage citizens to continue to support local businesses in manners that coincided with the recommendations listed above.

Cape Girardeau County Public Health COVID-19 Proclamation
Cape Girardeau County Public Health COVID-19 Proclamation
Cape Girardeau County Public Health COVID-19 Proclamation
Cape Girardeau County Public Health COVID-19 Proclamation (Source: Cape Girardeau county)

The Cape Girardeau County Public Health center reported on Friday there were six positive cases being treated in the county.

They said there were 37 pending results to SoutheastHEALTH, six from the state and 31 from a private lab.

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