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Posted on: June 1, 2020

City of Cameron Emergency Order 20-03

This is a re-publishing of Order 20-03 which remains in effect. Originally posted 4/30/20.

EMERGENCY ORDER 20-03

WHEREAS, on April 6, 2020, the City Council of the City of Cameron, Missouri adopted Ordinance No. 6133, which, among other things, required individuals and businesses to take certain actions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, including the requirement that individuals, businesses, and retail entities practice social distancing; and 

WHEREAS, the Ordinance additionally authorized the Mayor to issue and promulgate certain administrative orders and regulations in addition to those set forth in the Ordinance to protect the public health and safety of the citizens of the City of Cameron, Missouri; and

WHEREAS, on April 27, 2020, the Director of the Department of Health and Senior Services, finding it necessary to protect the public health and prevent the further spread of COVID-19, issued a certain order (“DHSS Order”) that, in part, required every person and business to adhere to social distancing guidelines from the President and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention and authorized business to continue or resume operation as the case may be subject to certain restrictions; and

WHEREAS, on April 30, 2020 the Clinton County Missouri Health Department Administrator issued Order 20-02 which addressed ongoing social distancing guidelines for individuals, businesses and group functions; and

WHEREAS, the COVID-19 virus spreads between people who are in close contact with one another through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes; and
 
WHEREAS, a gathering of individuals without necessary mitigation for the spread of infection may pose a risk of the spread of infectious disease; and

WHEREAS, the City wishes to employ all means available under the law to protect public life, health, safety and property to limit the development, contraction and spread of COVID-19 creating this emergency; and

WHEREAS, the Ordinance, the Code of the City, and applicable Missouri law authorize the Mayor and City Council of the City to take all necessary action to protect Cameron residents. 

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS SO ORDERED BY THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF CAMERON, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS: 

Order 20-01 dated April 7, 2020 and Order 20-02 dated April 9, 2020, are hereby repealed and the following Order 20-03 is enacted in lieu thereof, to read as follows:

Section 1.  The order of the Director of the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) issued on April 27, 2020 attached hereto as Exhibit A and incorporated herein by reference, is hereby adopted and shall be in full force and effect within the City of Cameron, Missouri while this Order is in effect.

Section 2.  The order of the Administrator of the Clinton County Health Department issued April 29, 2020 attached hereto as Exhibit B and incorporated herein by reference, is hereby adopted and shall be in full force and effect within the City of Cameron, Missouri while this Order is in effect.

Section 3.  Social Distancing.  In accordance with the guidelines from the President of the United States and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every person and business in the City shall abide by social distancing requirements, including maintaining six feet (6’) of space between individuals.  This directive 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 when outside their residence.  All businesses shall post a notice on all entrances or exits to the business directing individuals entering the business to practice social distancing.

Section 4Precautionary Measures. Businesses that were directed to cease operations due to social distancing conflicts in Order 20-01 will be allowed to resume operations if those businesses comply with the precautionary measures and guidelines.  Businesses closed pursuant to Order 20-01 included but were not limited to barber shops, hair salons, nail salons, massage parlors, fitness centers and gyms. Precautionary measures to be implemented are as follows:
 
A. Barbershops, nail salons, spas:
    1. Barbers, beauticians, technicians, etc. shall wear masks when unable to maintain the six foot (6’) social distance requirement.  Gloves should be worn when appropriate.
    2. Workstations, equipment, chairs, etc. must be disinfected in between each client.
    3. Clients in waiting areas must maintain the six foot (6’) social distancing requirement.
B. Gyms, fitness centers:
    1. Staff shall disinfect equipment, machines, mats, etc. after each use.
    2. Staff and patrons shall comply with social distancing with the exception of personal trainers/spotters. Staff &/or customers who cannot maintain the six foot (6’) social distancing requirement for safety or      instructional reasons shall wear masks.
C. Dine-in Restaurants.  Restaurants may offer dining-in services, provided that:
    1. The business shall provide proper spacing of at least six foot (6’) between tables.
    2. No communal seating areas (bar seating/community tables) or tables/parties of more than ten (10) patrons shall be allowed.
    3. Seating areas to include tables, seats, menus, and table condiments shall be disinfected between patrons.
    4. The continued use of drive-thru, pickup and delivery options is encouraged throughout the duration of the pandemic.

Section 5 Businesses and Retail Entities. Any Business and retail entity that may conduct business in accordance with the social distancing guideline shall limit the number of individuals in any particular location as follows:

A. Twenty-five percent (25%) or less of the entity’s authorized fire or building code occupancy, as determined by the city’s Community Development Director or Fire Chief for a retail location with square footage of less than ten thousand square feet (10,000 ft2).
B. Ten percent (10%) or less of the business or entity’s authorized fire or building code occupancy as determined by the City’s Community Development Director or Fire Chief for a retail location with ten thousand square feet (10,000 ft2) or more.
C. Physical Barriers between Employees and Customers/Patrons.  All businesses shall provide a physical barrier between employees and customers or patrons at common places of interaction/contact/sales between the same.  This physical barrier requirement may be met by requiring employees to wear adequate personal protection equipment, building of a plexiglass partition at points of interaction/contact/sale or placing boxes, tables or other obstructions between employees and customers at points of interaction.

Section 6Interpretation. Nothing in this Order shall be interpreted or construed as being inconsistent with the April 27, 2020 Order of the Director of Health and Senior Services, the April 29, 2020 Order of the Administrator of the Clinton County Health Department or other superseding ordinance, order, regulation or law. If any conflict is identified among these orders, the most restrictive order shall apply. If a court of competent jurisdiction determines that any term or provision of this Order is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability shall not affect any other term or provision of this Order. 

Section 7. Violation of any provision of this Order constitutes an imminent threat, creates an immediate menace to public health, and shall be considered a violation of the Code of the City of Cameron, Missouri. Specifically, if any business fails to adhere to of the requirements of this Order or the Ordinance said failure shall be considered a violation of Section 6-20 of the Code of the City of Cameron, Missouri.  

Section 8. This Order is in full effect and force from 12:01 A.M. May 4, 2020 until it is rescinded, superseded, preempted or amended in writing.

This 30th day of April 2020                     Mayor Darlene Breckenridge                                                        ATTEST:  City Clerk

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