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With the COVID-19 Virus spreading to the point of Pandemic proportions and the State of Missouri and Clinton County calling for a State of Emergency, I David A. Schauer, Mayor of Plattsburg, Missouri declare a State of Emergency exists in the City of Plattsburg. Chapter 235 of the Plattsburg Ordinance/Codes calls for the creation of an Emergency Preparedness Organization to be known as the Plattsburg Emergency Preparedness Agency, which is responsible for the preparation and implementation of emergency functions required to prevent, minimize and repair injury and damage due to disasters, to include emergency management of resources and administration of such economic controls as may be needed to provide for the welfare of the people, and emergency activities (excluding functions for which military forces are primarily responsible) in accordance with Chapter 44, RSMo., 1969, and the Missouri Disaster Operations Plan. Dr. Randall Williams, Director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, and Blair Shock, Administrator of Public Health for the Clinton County Health Department and David A. Schauer, Mayor of Plattsburg hereby orders the following:

1.    In accordance with the guidelines from the President and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, every person residing in Plattsburg, Missouri shall avoid social gatherings of more than ten (10) people. For purposes of this Order, “social gatherings” shall mean any planned or spontaneous event or convening that would bring together more than ten (10) people in a single space at the same time.

2.  To the maximum extent possible, persons residing in Plattsburg, Mo are strongly encouraged to “Shelter at Home” and avoid contact with persons not living in their home. 
3.   Persons residing in Plattsburg, Missouri shall avoid eating or drinking at restaurants, bars, or food courts; however, the use of drive-thru, pickup, or delivery options is allowed throughout the duration of this Order.
4.    In accordance with the guidelines from the President and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, people shall not visit nursing homes, long-term care facilities, retirement homes, or assisted living homes unless to provide critical assistance.
5.    This does not prohibit people from visiting a variety of places, including grocery stores, gas stations, parks, heath care facilities, pharmacies and banks, so long as necessary precautions are taken and maintained to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, including maintaining at least six feet (6’) of distance between all individuals that are not family members. Businesses with limited room are encouraged to limit the number of persons to less than ten (10).  For offices and workplaces that remain open, individuals shall practice good hygiene and, where feasible, work from home in order to achieve optimum isolation from COVID-19. The more that people reduce their public contact, the sooner COVID-19 will be contained and the sooner this Order will expire. 

6.  City Hall will be remained closed to the public; however, all services will continue the function (Police, Utilities and Public Works).  Bills maybe paid online, at the drop box, or by mail.

7.  Plattsburg residents should stay informed and ensure that they are receiving accurate information from reliable sources.  The Center for Disease Control (CDC) provides up-to-date information on their website and social media platform.  The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHHS) has activated a 24/7 phone hotline (877-435-8411) for the public or providers to receive information or guidance related to COVID-19. 
This Order shall be in effect beginning 12:01 A.M. Tuesday, March 24, 2020, and shall remain in effect until 12:01 A.M. Monday, April 06, 2020 unless extended by further order of the Director of the Department of Health, the Plattsburg Board of Aldermen, or the Plattsburg Emergency Preparedness Agency.

If you have questions, feel free to call City Hall 816-539-2148 or (816-930-3777 For UTILITY Emergency Only)

David A. Schauer




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