March 23, 2020
COVID-19 City Updates & Information
Details on the City of Fenton policies regarding COVID-19. Please note that these are reviewed daily and are subject to change.
Latest Update: October 5, 2020 3:03 PM
October 5, 2020
St. Louis County COVID-19 Update
As announced by Dr. Page this morning, key decisions throughout this pandemic were decided by data, discussions with experts and stakeholders, community reaction and monitoring best practices of other communities.
Due to consistent hard work and community effort, conditions in St. Louis County have stabilized enough for the county to ease some restrictions on youth sports and businesses.
St. Louis County Youth Sports
The Department of Public Health has been working diligently with area athletic directors and other stakeholders in youth sports to build plans that allow high-contact sports over the age of 14 and reduce the risks of transmission in these higher risk activities.
Current recommendations now allow each high contact sport that wants to return to high-contact sports to submit a safety plan to the Department of Public Health for review. These plans MUST include the same screening, quarantine and isolation requirements required for all youth sports activities and must specify how spectators will be managed, including a pledge that of cooperation with contract tracing efforts. Failure to comply with an approved plan would result in suspension of activity. DPH will begin accepting plans for games in high-contact high school and youth sports immediately. The plans can be submitted at Business-COVID@stlouisco.com.
St. Louis County School Update
In an effort to continue to support County schools in protecting students and staff, St. Louis County Department of Public Health has allocated $3 million to match funding from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for reimbursement for PPE expenses made between March 13 and Oct. 30. Schools will have a funding cap based on the number of students in their districts; each cap was calculated at a rate of $20.96 per student and faculty in their district. The application can be found on stlcorona.com under Assistance and Resources.
St. Louis County Businesses
In addition to the changes to youth sports and schools, the maximum occupancy of all businesses in the county and been lifted from 25 percent to 50 percent of capacity as defined by the fire code. We will also allow self-service drink and food stations in restaurants and convenience stores, with control on limits and proper precautions. It is critical that both employers and employee remain vigilant in practicing personal protective measures to ensure the safety of the community. This includes wearing face masks, practicing social distancing and washing hands. This change will go into effect at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7. All guidelines and recommendations by industry are still in effect and should be followed in order to continue to operate as safely as possible.
Details regarding all of these updated guidelines can found online here.
July 23, 2020 10:41 AM
St. Louis County has provided information about various humanitarian relief programs being rolled out a result of the Humanitarian Relief Grant awards issued under the County CARES response.
Find Information Here
May 5, 2020 10:50 AM
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services hotline can be reached at (877)435-8411.
St. Louis County has created a website dedicated to the dissemination of information relating to COVID-19, www.stlcorona.com. Please visit that website or those belonging to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) or the World Health Organization (WHO) for the most current and reputable information.
May 5, 2020 10:49 AM
The St. Louis County Small Business Relief (“SBR”) Program will provide financial relief, in the form of a one-time grant of $15,000 or less, to qualifying small businesses that were closed during the Stay at Home Order. The grant can be used to pay for the costs of business interruption as a result of the business closing during the Stay at Home Order and to cover costs associated with reopening safely. A business is eligible for an SBR grant if the business (including for-profit entities, sole proprietorships, and non-profit organizations) has its principal place of business in St. Louis County, had 50 or fewer full-time employees as of March 1, 2020, and was closed during the Stay at Home Order.
Small Business Relief
The process for awarding SBR grants will incorporate community input to guide grant awards to the small businesses that need financial relief the most. SBR grants will be awarded to businesses based upon recommendations received from the Council member and, where applicable, mayor of the municipality where the business’s principal place of business is located. More information on SBR grants and the application process can be found here: http://stlcorona.com/resources/small-business-relief-program/.
There are restrictions. At this time, the SBR Program will award a maximum total of $2.5 million in grants per County Council district. Additional funding may be provided in the future. Additionally, no business may receive an SBR grant if the business has a director, officer, employee, agent, or sub-contractor that is an elected or appointed official of St. Louis County, an elected or appointed official of any municipality within St. Louis County, or is a member of the immediate family of any such elected or appointed official.
May 5, 2020 10:47 AM
Stay at Home Orders in St. Louis County remain in effect. This is despite the expiration of the State of Missouri’s Stay at Home Order and the activation of the Economic Re-opening Order today at 12:01 AM. The St. Louis County Department of Public Health (DPH) and the St. Louis County Executive’s Office believe that this is necessary based on the unique challenges St. Louis County offers. It is the largest county in the state and has by far the most positive COVID-19 cases. Dr. Sam Page, the St. Louis County Executive, is working with other elected officials in the region to systematically ease restrictions. An announcement is anticipated this week.
April 3, 2020 2:02 PM
As Stay At Home Order that defines “Essential Businesses” was issued by St. Louis County, not the City of Fenton, the determination if a business or service is “Essential” or “Non-Essential” must be made by St. Louis County. Also, any investigation and/or enforcement regarding the operation of a Non-Essential Business must be done through St. Louis County and cannot be enforced or investigated by the City.
Concerns and questions regarding Essential and Non-Essential Businesses under the St. Louis County Stay At Home Order may be submitted directly to the St. Louis County Counselor’s office via email at email@example.com
Additionally, information regarding the St. Louis County Stay At Home Order and other information from the County Executive and Health Department regarding COVID-19 can be obtained online at www.stlcorona.com