COVID-19 cases have been surging in St. Louis County over the past couple of weeks, just as they have around the country.
In response to the increase in community transmission and the strain on our healthcare system, new public health orders have been announced and will go into effect on Tuesday, November 17th by St. Louis County. Those orders are the following:
“Safer at Home”: This order means that you must stay at home unless it is necessary to leave for specific activities such as going to work or school, seeking medical care, or buying food or other daily necessities. Exceptions are made for going to church, for visiting family members, and for care for those who need assistance, including children.
The order prohibits any gathering of more than 10 people, which is down from the current limit of 50%. Restaurants cannot offer indoor dining. Outdoor dining, take-out, and delivery are allowed. Bars may only provide carryout and delivery. Businesses must reduce their capacity from 50% of the maximum allowed by the fire code to 25%. If you must meet outside of your household, please do so in an organized support bubble of no more than 10 people total, including family members or friends. These groups must be established, and even when a group gathers, all participants should practice masking, social distancing, and other steps to reduce the risk of transmission. And if any member of the group gets sick, that person must immediately notify the other members. Additional details and the order in full can be found online here.
Face masks: Face coverings must be worn by anyone over the age of 5, in any indoor setting outside of your home, including when at work, when frequenting businesses, or when gathering if you are with people who live outside of your household. Included in this order is everyone at a gym, including those who are working out, participants in organized sports, when not actively playing in a game, and students in a school setting. Additional details and the full order can be found online here.
Isolation and Quarantine changes: Residents who test positive must immediately self-isolate and tell everyone that they were in close contact with to quarantine. Instructions for isolation and quarantine can be found online here.
Please also be sure to check out the FAQ portion of the new orders here: What are the New Public Health Orders and What do They Mean for Me?
Changes for Olivette:
The Community Center and Olivette City Center are closed to the public as of November 23, 2020.
The City Center doors will be locked, but staff will be available to meet with the public by appointment. A sign will be placed on the front door alerting the public to this change and will provide phone numbers for the scheduling of appointments. Please call 314-993-0444 to schedule an appointment in advance.
Administration offices at the City Center will be closed from 12-1 pm. Phones will not be answered.
Turkey Trot Food Barrels will be in the vestibule until Thanksgiving Day.
A donation bin for the Cops for Pets will be in the vestibule.
Payments for Court and the Building Departments can be paid via the dropbox in the vestibule.