St. Charles County announced April 17 that it will remain under restrictions set by Gov. Mike Parson, who has extended the state’s ”Stay Home Missouri” order to May 3.
On March 23, St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann issued an Executive Order requiring residents to remain within their residence or on the property surrounding their residence, except to engage in activities they deem necessary to their physical, mental or spiritual well-being, or for employment. Additionally, local retail stores and all other places of public accommodation are required to communicate social distancing requirements to customers. St. Charles County’s order is in place until a new order is issued.
In that order, Ehlmann did not order nonessential businesses to
“The state mandates on nonessential businesses, because they are stricter, supersede my order,” Ehlmann said today. “I am pleased the governor announced yesterday that, upon expiration of the extension of his order on May 3, he will consider a loosening of the restrictions based on the infection rates at that time. In the meantime, we must follow his instructions to get those rates down.”
Ehlmann says he continues to work closely with the St. Charles County Department of Public Health as staff monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and determine how it is affecting the county daily. Looking at the number of infections per 10,000 people in each jurisdiction, the St. Charles County number is more than twice that of Franklin County, but less than half that of the city of St. Louis.