Low income or laid off workers in St. Charles County affected by COVID-19 may be eligible to receive up to $4,000 each for short-term training to enhance their skills, thanks to funding from the CARES Act. Contact the Missouri Job Center of St. Charles County for more information at 636-255-6060.

Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced the State would fully reopen and enter Phase 2 of the “Show Me Strong Recovery” Plan on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. This plan includes programs to help laid-off workers return strong, broadband deployment, grants for small businesses and non-profits, tourism relief, and much more.

During Phase 2, there is no statewide health order and all statewide restrictions were lifted. However, local officials have the authority to enact other rules, regulations, or ordinances as needed in their community.

St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann announced the community would follow Phase 2 of the Show Me Strong Recovery Plan and lifted previous local restrictions as of June 16, 2020.

Even though restrictions are lifted, the St. Charles County Department of Public Health recommends resident continue to practice social distancing, wearing a mask in public unable to socially distance, thoroughly washing hands, and staying home and avoiding others when sick.

As our community works its way through recovery from this public health and economic crisis, the EDC remains committed to serving the businesses, institutions, communities and residents of St. Charles County.

Along with encouraging social distancing, increased hygiene and being concerned for our high-risk populations, the EDC remains committed to serving the businesses, institutions, communities and residents of St. Charles County, Missouri.

Together, we have survived historic floods, deadly tornadoes, 9-11, the Great Recession, and past viral outbreaks. As we work together to move from responding to reopening and eventually recovering from this crisis, we believe our community will survive COVID-19 through our resilience, generosity and determination.

Together we are ST. CHARLES COUNTY STRONG!