A public health emergency “Stay at Home” Order has been enacted in Clinton County to reduce the possibility of exposure to and spread of COVID-19. It is to remain in place until the emergency is determined to have been abated.
The order states Clinton County citizens should remain in their respective residences, avoid contact with individuals with whom they do not reside, and avoid public places, except as necessary. Residents are asked to implement personal protective measures, such as staying home if they are sick, except to seek medical treatment from a licensed medical provider, practice frequent hand washing, and routinely clean surfaces.
Residents are also asked to avoid social gatherings of groups of 10 or more and avoid individual travel, except for attending work; obtaining food supplies, medicine, or medical treatment; and participating in outdoor recreational activities. Persons should also engage in social distancing be separating from others by at least six feet.
The Stay at Home Order states businesses should close community seating areas operated by a food establishment. Food establishments can continue to provide services by carry-out, drive-thru, curbside, or delivery.
Businesses are asked to permit employees to work from their residence if they can, provide the implementation of personal protective and social distancing measures as defined by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and require ill employees to exclude themselves from work while ill until symptoms have resolved or a licensed healthcare provider has cleared the employees to return to work.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported as of Thursday afternoon one confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in Clinton County and 64 in the Kansas City area.