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A shift to Phase I will be considered with observable progress on the following four criteria: (1) the number of new cases has declined for at least 14 days; (2) rapid diagnostic testing capacity is sufficient to test, at minimum, all people with COVID-19 symptoms, as well as close contacts and those in essential roles; (3) the healthcare system is able to safely care for all patients, including having appropriate personal protective equipment for healthcare workers; and (4) there is sufficient public health capacity to conduct contact tracing for all new cases and their close contacts. Enough progress on the aforementioned criteria has warranted a shift to Phase I of recovery efforts which will go into effect May 11th, 2020.
Yes, the Health Department is maintaining the same enforcement procedures as before, and the form on the website for reporting is still being accepted.
Yes, employees are included in this percentage.
The essential business list is remaining the same. Non-essential businesses are now beginning to have looser guidelines as we being to reopen.
Essential businesses that continue to operate facilities must scale down operations to their essential component only.
Requires essential businesses to develop a social distancing protocol before April 20, 2020 using the attached form.
Phase 2. The tentative date is June 1.
The State of Missouri has now doubled their capacity for testing and they will soon be allowing both symptomatic and asymptomatic testing.
Currently, "Hot Spots" are considered to be congregate living facilities that have 5 or more cases of COVID19. These outbreaks are available on the data dashboard, and information is being updated daily.
Graduations are technically considered to be large gatherings, and should follow the same guidelines, but with the confusion around the subject we thought it best to make this its own section for more clarification on the matter.
The general public has seen a decline in case percentages. Overall, there has been a slight uptake in cases, but the Health Department is tracking these cases and with most of them coming from areas of outbreak and not the general public, it has been deemed safe to move forward with the opening of Phase 2.
If the test is provided by Truman Medical Center, the patient will receive either a phone call if their test has come back "positive," or their results will be posted on their mytruehealth.org account if their test has come back "negative." Each patient should either get a phone call or be able to view their negative results within one week of being tested.
If the test is provided by DHSS or other outside services, they will have separate instructions for patients on-site on how to view their results.