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The Cole County Health Department Stay at Home Order goes into effect at 5:00 p.m. on March 28, 2020 and will continue to be in effect until 5:00 p.m. on April 11, 2020, or until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing by further order.
The Cole County Health Department public gathering order took effect on March 19, 2020.
The Cole County Health Department establishment order took effect on March 23, 2020.
This order was issued to protect the health and safety of all residents, with the goal of limiting the continued spread of COVID-19 in our community.
The Stay at Home Order requires residents to stay home unless they are engaged in one of the essential activities specified in the order. Essential activities, as defined in the order, which are specifically related to health and safety, the procurement of necessary supplies and services, for outdoor activity, for certain types of work and to care for others. When engaging in any outdoor activity, individuals must comply with Physical Distancing Requirements.
Yes. No dine-in service is allowed and Physical Distancing Requirements must be met.
Hotels can still operate. The restaurants can still provide food services. Dine-in service at on-site restaurants and bars is not permitted.
Grocery stores can provide food services. No dine-in service is allowed.
Yes. Mobile food units and temporary food events may provide curbside, drive-through, takeout, and delivery food and beverage services. Congregate seating is not allowed and Physical Distancing Requirements must be met.
Gas stations can provide food services. No dine-in service is allowed.
"Self-Quarantine" means to separate and restrict the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick. These individuals should avoid contact with any other individual and have their own bedroom and bathroom, away from others.
No, gyms and workout facilities are not classified as essential. However, individuals are encouraged to use parks and exercise outdoors while complying with the Physical Distancing Requirements.
Yes. Physical Distancing Requirements must be met.
All non-essential businesses or operations are allowed to perform Minimum Basic Operations. Minimum Basic Operations are defined as, all businesses are allowed to maintain the value of inventory and infrastructure, provide security, process payroll or employee benefits, or facilitate employees working remotely. For clarity, businesses may also continue operations consisting exclusively of employees or contractors performing activities at their own residences (i.e., working from home). Physical Distancing Requirements must be met.
No. You are encouraged to engage in outdoor activities that include walking, hiking, running, biking, and yard work. Physical Distancing Requirements must be met.
Yes. Laundromats, dry cleaners, and laundry service providers are classified as essential. Physical Distancing Requirements must be met.
Yes. Funeral homes, crematoriums, cremation, burial, mortuary services, and cemeteries are classified as essential. Physical Distancing Requirements must be met.
Information about the order can be found here. Stay at Home Order 3-27-2020 (PDF)
The best way to get your questions answered is to email them to the Cole County Health Department. The email address is email@example.com. You can also call the Cole County Health Department at 573-636-2181.
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