ST. CHARLES COUNTY — St. Charles County will reopen on Tuesday, following the statewide plan laid out by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson.
The county will lift previously issued restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic, County Executive Steve Ehlmann announced Monday.
In a Monday night release, the county cited two local testing events hosted by the state department of health. At those two locations, 1,762 St. Charles County residents were tested, and just 13, or 0.7%, came back positive.
Though restrictions are lifted, the St. Charles County Department of Health recommends that residents continue to use caution, including practicing social distancing, wearing a mask when you're unable to social distance, and staying home and avoiding others if you feel sick.
Though Parson's plan applies statewide, individual counties can alter reopening plans as they see fit. Some restrictions remain in place in St. Louis and St. Louis County.
St. Charles County also followed Parson's statewide plan for phase one of reopening, which opened much of Missouri's economy on May 4.