Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information 

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Recommendations and Orders

Face Covering Order goes into effect Monday, July 13, 2020 at 12:01 AM.

For more questions about the Public Health Order: 
Face Covering Order FAQ

Public Health COVID-19 Proclamation 
June 5th Proclamation Reminder and Updates
Cape County Guidelines for Reopening

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Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center is closely monitoring the COVID-19 investigation. We are working diligently with our community partners and the Missouri Department of Health Senior Services to protect the health and safety of Cape Girardeau County residents. The Health Center will continue to provide updates to providers as needed. 

Cape Girardeau County Totals as of 8/07/2020: 

Active Cases: 79

Confirmed Cases:  613 
* A confirmed case is defined by CDC as detecting SARS-CoV-2 RNA in a clinical specimen using a molecular test. (i.e. PCR)

Probable Cases:  47
* The CDC has three possible definitions for a probable case:
1. Meets clinical criteria and epi evidence (no + lab results)
2. Detection of specific antigen (antibody +) in a clinical specimen and meets clinical criteria or epi evidence
3. Meets vital records criteria with no + lab test

Cape County Deaths:   5

Cape County Recovered:   576 
(confirmed and probable)

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Cape County Community COVID-19 Exposure List as of 8/07/2020
(after 14 days have past exposures will be removed from the list) 
This list has been much shorter since the mask order went into place, but we will
continue to update here as we are made aware of public high-risk exposures.


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 To stop the spread of respiratory illnesses such as the COVID-19:

        • Put at least 6 feet between yourself and others
        • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
        • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
        • Stay home when you are sick
        • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
        • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
        • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
        • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others*

*A cloth face covering should only be worn when you have to go out in public, for example grocery store or to pick up other necessities. Cloth face cover is meant to protect other people in case you are infected

Older adults and  with chronic conditions should take special precautions
because they are at higher risk of developing serious COVID-19 illness.

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