In light of the recent developments with the COVID-19 virus I wanted to reach out to each of you to address the current situation.
As you are aware, the Franklin County Commission has ordered all restaurants close their public dining areas effective at close of business today. Many of these businesses are now offering carry out, delivery, or curb side pick-up. You can support the businesses impacted by this order by utilizing these services.
Personal responsibility is going to be critically important. If you are sick or have a family member who does not feel well, stay home. Do not go to work, do not run an errand, stay home. If you need something, call a family member, friend, or neighbor who is well to get if for you and ask them to drop it off for you.
If you think you may have contracted the virus and would like to be tested, contact your healthcare provider and request the test. They will assist you with getting tested at one of the local centers.
For more information, visit the CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus and the DHSS website at www.health.mo.gov/coronavirus.
There are a lot of unknowns, but we do know if we do not act, if we do not take reasonable precautions, the disruption on our lives will last a lot longer and be much more severe than if we take steps now to stop the spread.
Obviously, this is unchartered territory for all of us, but as a community we have faced natural disasters and difficult situations before and always pulled together to see it through. This is no different.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to me at 636-584-5173.