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Updated Guidelines for Covid-19 Recovery June 10, 2020

Phase 1: Slow the Spread/Response

We moved out of Phase 1 due to the compliance of businesses and residents to maintain recommended guidelines established to slow the spread.

A key factor in moving through the recovery phase is a sustained reduction in cases for at least 14 days.

Phase 2: Recovery

Step 1: Began May 4, 2020

Due to community compliance in Step 1, success has been achieved with no more than 8 cases identified.

Recommend moving on to Step 2

Step 2: Began May 18, 2020:

Reduce limitations for businesses and organizations.

Reintroduce limited mass gatherings.

A key factor in moving through the recovery phase is a sustained reduction in cases for at least 14 days.

Due to community compliance in Step 2, to maintain recommended guidelines established to slow the spread, success has been achieved with no more than 13 total cases identified.

Recommend moving on to Step 3

Step 3: Begins June 9, 2020 Two weeks post Memorial Day weekend.

Increase occupancy for businesses and organizations.

Increase limitations for mass gatherings.

  • All interactions within the community are required to maintain physical distancing strategies of space between individual.

 

  • High risk individuals should continue to limit interactions with others.

 

  • Individuals who are sick need to stay home.
  • Occupancy restrictions are relaxed to 75% of the entity’s occupancy based on the state’s formula specific to each individual facility
    • For businesses with retail location of less than 10,000 square feet:
      • Building square feet divided by 30 = Quotient
      • Quotient x .75 =occupancy limit
  • For businesses with the retail location of 10,000 square feet or more:
    • Building square feet divided by 30 = Quotient
    • Quotient x .40 = occupancy limit
  • All businesses and organizations must continue to apply physical distancing standards in all facilities.
  • Mass social gatherings may include 75% occupancy of the space provided.
    • Lodging facilities need to follow established Missouri Department of Health guidelines found at www.health.mo.gov

Community surveillance and positive case monitoring will be continued by the health department and evaluation for moving forward will be decided June 22, 2020

Time frames between steps in Phase 2 can be shortened or lengthened based on surveillance data.

Key elements in each step must include strict adherence to the following:

  • Physical distancing strategies of spacing between people
  • Maintain focus on testing, isolation strategies and healthcare
  • Increased testing capacity
  • Individual businesses will be responsible for implementing strategies specific to their business to meet these guidelines.
  • Personal protection through hand hygiene, wearing face masks if you are concerned, respiratory etiquette, and self-isolation with symptom onset, as well as disinfecting all surfaces frequently between interpersonal contacts.

Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital Update June 10, 2020.

At this time the hospital still has a no visitor policy in place. Special provisions are made for end-of-life and critically-ill patients. Of special note: The hospital is in the planning stages to begin allowing one visitor to the Medical Floor beginning Monday, June 22.This is provided the county’s COVID cases remain low with no large spikes and/or the hospital experiences large number of COVID patients being admitted.

The hospital is encouraging people not to delay care and is returning to normal volumes for all outpatient services. Elective surgeries are being performed with no limitations. The hospital still requires a mask to be worn while in the facility for treatment. This includes all SGCMH clinic facilities as well. All patients will be screened and have temperatures taken upon entry through the Main Lobby of the Hospital and Emergency Department as well as, our clinic locations.

The hospital still has set up special COVID screening locations/respiratory clinics at the Bloomsdale Medical Centre in Bloomsdale and the Plaza (Walk-in Clinic) in Ste. Genevieve.