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COVID-19 Information

Businesses, residents, and visitors are encouraged to practice the following guidelines as we continue in our Show-Me Strong Recovery.

General Guidelines for Missourians
•Citizens who feel sick should stay home!
•Continue to practice good hygiene, including:
→Washing hands with soap and water, or using hand sanitizer, especially after touching frequently used items or surfaces
→Avoiding touching your face
→Sneezing or coughing into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow
→Disinfecting frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible
•Avoid socializing in groups that do not readily allow for appropriate physical distancing. When in public (parks, outdoor recreation spaces, shopping malls, etc.), individuals should maximize physical distance from others

General Guidelines for Business:
•Prepare to implement basic infection prevention measures informed by industry best practices, regarding
→Protective equipment
→Temperature checks
→Testing, isolating, and contact tracing
→Sanitation, including disinfection of common and high-traffic areas (entrances, breakrooms, locations where there is high-frequency employee interaction with the public/customers)
•Modify physical workspaces to maximize social distancing
•Develop an infectious disease preparedness and response plan, including policies and procedures for workforce contact tracing when an employee tests positive for COVID-19
•Monitor workforce for indicative symptoms. Do not allow symptomatic people to physically return to work until cleared by a medical provider
•Develop, implement, and communicate about workplace flexibilities and protections, including:
→Encouraging telework whenever possible and feasible with business operations
→Returning to work in phases and/or split shifts, if possible
→Limiting access to common areas where personnel are likely to congregate and interact
→Ensuring that sick leave policies are flexible and consistent with public health guidance

General Guidelines for Communities:
•Closely monitor and track the containment, spread, and any resurgence of COVID-19, and adjust plans as necessary
•Limit situations where citizens cannot maintain social distancing
•Facilitate widespread testing of symptomatic and asymptomatic citizens
•Work to protect the most vulnerable populations

Show Me Strong Recovery Plan
Franklin County COVID-19 Testing Options
Franklin County
If you need immediate assistance, please call the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services COVID-19 hotline: (877) 435-8411.