Safe, not Scared: COVID-19 response in Cape Girardeau County, Mo.

Safe, not Scared: COVID-19 response in Cape Girardeau County, Mo.
Cape Girardeau County releases its own plan for reopening, based on the governor’s plan. (Source: google)

Location

Cape Girardeau County, Missouri

Last reviewed

Friday, January 15, 2021 at 10:31 a.m. CT

Overview

The county’s mask mandate was extended. Some schools are seeing a surge in cases among students and staff, leading to virtual learning. Free drive-thru testing is available.

Mask ordinance

The health center Board of Trustees extended the face covering order until one of three provisions is met. The order has been in place since July 13.

Events

Old Town Cape announced the 2020 Parade of Lights was canceled.

Schools

Cape Central High School moved to all virtual learning for about a week due to the number of high school students in quarantine.

Nell Holcomb extended its fall break due to COVID-19 cases in students and staff.

Testing

The Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center is offering free COVID-19 tests every Thursday at Arena Park.

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