STRAFFORD COVID-19 RECOVERY PLAN - PHASE 2


CITY OF STRAFFORD RESOLUTION 

BILL NO.       20-29                                                               RESOLUTION NO.    20-19             

A RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF STRAFFORD, MISSOURI, Providing for Phase II of the City of STRAFFORD’S COVID-19 Recovery Plan

      WHEREAS, the City of Strafford, Missouri, ("City" or “Strafford”) is a fourth class city located in Greene County,Missouri,being duly created, organized, and existing under the laws of the State of Missouri; and
    
     WHEREAS,
the City has previously recognized the highly contagious nature of COVID-19, the health issues associated with it, and adopted the advice and direction given by federal, state, and local officials; and

     WHEREAS, this threat increases with the gathering of large groups of people and therefore, the gathering of more than 50 individuals where social distancing guidelines of six feet (6’) of separation cannot be achieved in a setting is discouraged; and

     WHEREAS, on May 28, 2020, the Governor of Missouri extended the first phase of the State’s recovery plan to gradually startthe reopening of economic and social activities in the State while still protecting the public from the COVID-19 threat utilizing the new State Order; and

     WHEREAS, on May 28, 2020, based upon current COVID-19 data and modeling, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (“DHSS”) issued a new Order (“State Order”) restating the previous Order dated April 27, 2020; and

     WHEREAS, COVID-19 statistics in Greene County have remained relatively stable; and

 

     WHEREAS, the Board of Aldermen finds that based upon current data and modeling performed by the State of Missouri and the DHSS, and Greene County, the new COVID-19 recommendations contained in “Exhibit A” shall be in place in the City. 

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF STRAFFORD, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1.    Effective June 2, 2020, at 12:01 A.M., this Order issued by City of Strafford, MO, in “Exhibit A”, attached hereto and incorporated by reference, shall be in effect within the city limits of Strafford and shall control and supersede all prior Orders concerning COVID-19 regulations based upon the authority granted to the City under the Missouri Statutes.

Section 2.    The City Administrator, or designee, shall determine the applicability of this Resolution on business or individuals.

Section 3.    The whereas clauses are hereby specifically incorporated herein by reference.

Section 4.    The provisions of this legislation are severable, and if any provision hereof is declared invalid, unconstitutional, or unenforceable, such determination shall not affect the validity of the remainder of this legislation.

Section 5.    This Resolution, after passage as provided by law, shall take effect beginning June 2, 2020, at 12:01 A.M. and shall remain in force until July 6, 2020, at 11:59 P.M. unless renewed or rescinded by the Board of Aldermen.

PASSED AND RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF STRAFFORD, MISSOURI, THIS      1st         DAY OF        June                 , 2020.

 


                                                                      ______________________________________ 
                                                                      Ashley French, Mayor

 

ATTEST:
                                                                       
Terri Taylor, City Clerk

 

EXHIBIT A 

1.  When individuals leave their homes or places of residence to work, to access food, health care, necessities, or to engage in other activities, they should at all times practice social distancing. Individuals may go to and from an individual’s place of worship,provided that limitations on social distancing are properly adhered to.

2.  In accordance with the guidelines from the President and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every
person and business in the State of Missouri shall abide by social distancing requirements, including maintaining six feet (6’) of space between individuals. This provision shall not apply to family members or individuals performing job duties that require contact with other people closer than six feet (6’). Individuals performing job duties that require contact with other people closer than six feet (6’) should take enhanced precautionary measures to mitigate the risks of contracting or spreading COVID-19. This provision shall apply in all situations, including, but not limited to, when customers are standing in line or individuals are using shared indoor or outdoor spaces.

3.  In accordance with the guidelines from the President, the CDC, and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, people shall not visit nursing homes, long-term care facilities, retirement homes, or assisted living homes unless to provide critical assistance or in end-of-life circumstances. Elderly or otherwise vulnerable populations should take enhanced precautionary measures to mitigate the risks of contracting COVID-19.

4.  Any entity that employs individuals engaged in retail sales or provides personal care services to the public, shall limit the number of individuals in any particular retail location as follows: 
          
    (1) Fifty (50) percent or less of the entity’s authorized fire or building code occupancy, as set by local authorities, for a
location. 

5.  Parks and park facilities:
         (1) Playgrounds are open – Social distancing strongly encouraged.
         (2) Parks, pavilions and trails are open – Social distancing strongly encouraged.
         (3) Spray park opening to be determined based on COVID-19 status.
         (4) Non-contact sports open June 2, 2020 where social distancing is practiced.
         (5) Contact sports open June 2, 2020 with 50% occupancy, June 15, 2020 with 75% occupancy, and July 6, 2020 with
         100% occupancy. Social distancing to be practiced with each phase.

6.  Restaurants and entertainment venues may offer dine-in services, provided that the limitations on social distancing and   
other precautionary public health measures, including proper spacing of at least six feet (6’) between tables, lack of communal seating areas to parties that are not connected, and having no more than ten (10) people at a single table, are properly adhered to.

7.  Pursuant to section 44.101, RSMo, this Resolution shall not be construed to prohibit or restrict the lawful possession, transfer, sale, transportation, storage, display, or use of firearms or ammunition during the declared state of emergency, subject to the provisions set forth herein.